The air component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed an armed bandits’ camp and neutralized dozens of bandits in air strikes conducted at Doumbourou forest in Zamfara state.
This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, May 26 by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
The operation was executed on Saturday, May 25 pursuant to human intelligence reports indicating that some locations within the forest were being used by the armed bandits as hideouts, including a group of huts belonging to a notorious kingpin named “Dangote.”
Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), an Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to attack the armed bandits’ camp leading to the destruction of their structures and neutralization of close to two dozen bandits.
Watch the video of the air strikes below:
The statement said the Nigerian Air Force working in consonance with other security agencies, will sustain its operations to flush the bandits out of the north-west of the country.
Meanwhile, the West Africa Network for Peace-building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) has called for the strengthening of community policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across states in the north-west region of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement by the national coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, Mrs. Bridget Osakwe, made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, May 21.
WANEP-Nigeria while condemning the attacks, called on the federal government to intensify inter-agency collaboration to enhance synergy between security agencies in Nigeria.
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