- About 27 bandits have been eliminated by the airforce
- The criminals were killed when their hideouts were destroyed in Katsina and Zamfara states
- According to the military, the criminals wee seen with rustled cows
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The Air Component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ has eliminated 27 bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings, along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the border between Katsina and Zamfara states.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Enenche said the operation was executed on Thursday, following credible intelligence reports that revealed that notorious bandits were harboured in a cluster of huts 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.
According to him, overhead the target area, several of the 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 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 armed forces of Nigeria wishes to thank all Nigerians for their support and encourages the general public to continue providing useful information that will facilitate its operations to restore peace and security to all affected parts of the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that many people have reportedly lost their lives in Tingno a suburb of Lamurde local government in Adamawa state after Chobok locals and the Hausa community engaged in gun battle.
The fight brGet the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet! oke out over a moral contention to slaughter a pig at a local abbatior.
According to a source, more than fifteen people might have been killed as a result of the conflict.
Confirming the incident the Police Public Relations officers, (PPRO) Adamawa state police Command, Suleiman Ngurojoe said: “The state commissioner of police has directed the Squadron Mobile Commander and the area Commander Numan Division, to proceed with all DPOs within that area and all other operational commanders.
“Later on the governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri mobilised all the service chiefs and all of us to visit the area.
“When we arrived, we met our people already in the town, and gun shots were still ongoing.
“With the military and police on ground, most of them were pushed back into the mountains and the town was returned to nomalcy.
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