Airstrike: Operation HADARIN DAJI neutralises scores of bandits in Zamfara forest
The Defence Headquarters says its Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has dealt another blow on armed bandits in Zamfara State with the disruption of a camp in the Kagara Forest as well as the neutralization of some of their fighters.
According to a release by the Defence spokesman, Major General John Enenche, made available to totalpolitics on Wednesday, the mission was conducted on 20 July 2020 pursuant to Human Intelligence reports.
He said the reports indicated heavy presence of the armed bandits, along with a large number of rustled livestock, in a portion of the forest, which was later confirmed by series of aerial surveillance missions.
“The statement reads, ” accordingly, the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets to engage the location, with their munitions hitting the targets that led to the killing of some of the armed bandits.
“Some of them who were seen attempting to escape camouflaged in between the livestock were taken out in follow-on attacks.”
Commending the Military air fighters for their professionalism, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of air strikes whilst continuing to provide close air support for ongoing ground operations.
This is in order to eradicate all armed bandits; thus accomplishing the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff to restore normalcy in the North-West and North-Central Zones of the Country.
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