Air strike:Troops neutralise 27 armed bandits in Katsina – Zamfara border

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Military High Command says the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has neutralized 27 armed bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the border between Katsina and Zamfara States.

The operation which was a coordinated air attack according to the report was executed on Thursday, 14th May, 2020.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. John Enenche in a statement made available to News Headquarter said, the operation was sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that a notorious armed bandit leader and his followers were harboured in a cluster of huts near a high ground in the area.

He said, the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter as well as a ground attack aircraft to engage the location.Overhead the target area, several of the armed bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle.

Gen. Enenche affirmed that the attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralizing some of the bandits while few escaped with injuries.

He said human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources later confirmed that no fewer than 27 bandits were neutralized as a result of the attack.

He however pledged the resolved of the Armed Forces of Nigeria thanking all Nigerians for their support.
He enjoins the general public to continue to provide useful information that would facilitate its operations to restore peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.

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