Men of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI, have killed 27 armed bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings, along Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor, at the border between Katsina and Zamfara States, the Nigerian Army has revealed.
In a communique by Major-General John Enenche, the Head of Defence Media Operations, Nigeria Defence Headquarters, he noted that the operation was executed on Thursday, May 14, 2020, sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that a notorious armed bandit Leader and his followers, were harboured in a cluster of huts, near a high ground in the area.
Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter, as well as a ground attack aircraft, to engage the location.
Overhead the target area, several of the armed bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle. The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralising some of the bandits, while a few escaped with injuries.
Human Intelligence, HUMINT, sources later confirmed that no fewer than 27 bandits were neutralised, as a result of the attack.
The Defence Spokesman, on behalf of 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.