Nigeria Winning The War Against Terrorists As NAF Neutralizes 30 Bandits In Zamfara

Nigeria Winning The War Against Terrorists As NAF Neutralizes 30 Bandits In Zamfara

Oluwafemi Fasoyin, Lagos

The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed an armed bandits’ logistics store and neutralized no fewer than 30 bandits in air strikes conducted.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations disclosed this in a statement.

Enenche disclosed that the operation was carried on 26 May 2020, in the Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara State. 

According to him, the operation was executed based on credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that a thatched structure within the Forest was being used by the bandits to store their logistics items.

Therefore, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on patrol sighted some of the armed bandits on motorcycles who were tracked to the storehouse where they lodged some items.

He stated that Air Component then dispatched an attack helicopter to engage the location, scoring accurate hits resulting in the destruction of the store, which was seen engulfed in flames. 

In the Process of the attack, armed bandits who fled the location where trailed up and 30 of them were neutralized

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), commends the Operation HADARIN DAJI for their professionalism.

He also directed 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 achieving the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of restoring normalcy in the North West and North Central Zones of the Country.

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