By Augustine Osayande PhD
The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed another bandits’ camp at Kwayanbana Forest in Zamfara State.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche in a statement said the destruction of the camp was achieved after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions established that a group of makeshift structures hidden under the dense forest vegetation as well as the caves in the surrounding high grounds serve as hideout for the armed bandits and their notorious kingpin, Dogo Gede.
He added that the Air Component dispatched a force package of attack aircraft and helicopter gunships to engage the location, leading to the destruction of the makeshift structures as well as the neutralization of several of the armed bandits.
Enenche said the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), commended the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI for their professionalism and urges them to remain resolute in the conduct of air strikes whilst continuing to provide close air support for ongoing ground operations in order to eradicate all armed bandits; thus accomplishing the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of restoring normalcy in the North West and North Central Zones of the Country.