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Fighter jets set bandits’ camp aflame in Zamfara forest

…obliterate Dangote bandits fighters

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Defence Headquarters has announced the decimation of armed bandits’ camp in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara State on 13 September, 2020 by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji.

It further announced that the precise strikes had resulted in the killing of armed bandits gang belonging to Dangote bandits group.

This was made known by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, DHQ, Maj. Gen. John Enenche to News headquarter via a press statement on Monday.

Gen. Enenche noted the air strike was conducted as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged Wutan Daji 2.

“The target was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions indicated that ‘Dangote’ and some of his members, along with their logistics items and rustled livestock, had established a new camp at the southern edge of the Forest.

“The Air Component therefore dispatched an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.

“The attack aircraft engaged the target area scoring accurate hits and taking out several of the bandits, while some of their structures were seen engulfed in flames.

“HUMINT sources later revealed that several of ‘Dangote’s followers were neutralized in the air strike.” the statement added.

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