More than 135 armed bandits terrorizing residents of some communities in Zamfara and Katsina states have been killed by the Nigeria Air Force following several raids Friday.
According to a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Major General John Enenche, the air sir strikes also “decimated” several of the bandits’ camps in the Northwest of the country.
He stated that working under the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI, General Enenche said the air strikes were undertaken sequel to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the identification of the camps.
He said that the camps include Abu Radde Camps 1 and 2 and Dunya in Jibia and DanMusa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Katsina State as well as Hassan Tagwaye’s Camp; Alhaji Auta’s Camp and Maikomi in Birnin Magaji and Zurmi LGAs of Zamfara State.
‘The air interdiction missions were painstakingly undertaken by the Air Component as it dispatched its attack aircraft to the locations in multiple bombing runs, some of which were executed simultaneously,” Enenche said.