By Lazarus Zakaa
The Nigerian air force has neutralized armed bandits in Rafi and Doka villages in zamfara State.
In a statement release by the spokesman of the air force Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the armed bandits gathered around Rafi and Doka villages of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG), a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team was dispatched to the area yesterday, to secure the 2 settlements and thwart the bandits’ plans.
He further said, the NAF Team encountered resistance in the form of heavy gunfire from the bandits,however, they personnel tactically outlast the bandits, who were soon low on ammunition, before engaging and as well overpowered them.
He however said some of the bandits fled with gunshot wounds.
He also said NAF is working with other security agencies to sustain the operations to flush the bandits out of the Northwest of the Country.