The Nigerian Air Force said the operation was executed through the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole.
According to NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola on Wednesday 8th January, 2020 in Abujaa, he disclosed that; the air strike was conducted on the heels of credible intelligence reports.
Ibikunle said the report indicates that a cluster of compounds within the settlement were being used to house some ISWAP leaders along with their supplies. After the confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), the ATF detailed its attack aircraft to engage the location leading to the destruction of the designated structures, which were engulfed in flames.
According to Daramola, the NAF operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign to shape the battle-space in the North East for successful conduct of further ground and air operations.