The Nigeria military on Sunday reported, four top commanders of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP were killed in a battle.
A statement from Colonel Timothy Antigha Chief of Military Public Information in JTF said, one of the top commanders killed, Khalifa Umar, was a High-ValueTarget considering that he was also the Chief Judge of ISWAP.
The statement reads: “In continuation of the ongoing offensive operations against the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and other purveyors of violence and instability in the Lake Chad Basin, the Air Task Force of the MNJTF neutralised the third-ranking commander in ISWAP leadership echelon Amir Khalifa Umar in an air interdiction conducted in Tunbum Sabon.
“In a separate air interdiction conducted in Kwalaram, three other senior commanders of ISWAP were also neutralised.
“More details on the full Battle Damage Assessment will be conveyed in subsequent press releases.
“Additionally, MNJTF Air Task Force interdiction of ISWAP training camp and mustering area in Tumbun Madayi 3 days ago also yielded expected result.
“Several terrorists and their commanders who gathered for training or an attack were neutralised or maimed.
“Battle Damage Assessment indicates that a sizeable ISWAP terror infrastructure were destroyed”. The statement said.