Air Component kills several armed bandits, razes camps in multiple airstrikes
The Armed Forces says in continuation of its Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed some armed bandits’ camps in a forest in Katsina State, south of Birnin Kogo along the Katsina-Zamfara boundary area.
According to the Defence Spokesman, Major Gen. John Enenche in a release to the media on Tuesday, the air strikes which were executed yesterday, south of Birnin Logo along the Katsina-Zamfara boundary area are part of missions under the subsidiary Operation Accord.
Enenche said it was after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicated that some clusters of huts in the area were being used as mini-camps by members of notorious armed bandits’ gang led by one so-called “Adamu Aleiro”.
“Consequently, the Air Component dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft and helicopter gunships to engage the area, leading to the destruction of 3 of the targeted camps, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. Several of the criminals were also neutralized in the process”, the statement reads.