By Augustine Osayande
The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed 27 bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the boundaries between Katsina and Zamfara States.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said the operation was executed on Thursday 14th May 2020.
Enenche said air attack follow credible intelligence reports indicating that a notorious bandits’ leader and his followers were harboured in a cluster of huts near a high ground in the area.
He added that the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter as well as a ground attack aircraft to engage the location.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations said overhead the target areas, several of the armed bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle.
He said the attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralizing some of the bandits while few escaped with injuries.
Enenche also disclosed that Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources later confirmed that no fewer than 27 bandits were neutralized as a result of the attack.
He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria thanked all Nigerians for their support and encouraged the general public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate its operations to restore peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.