- The Nigerian Air Force has vowed that it will thoroughly deal with bandits
- The chief of air staff made the pledge during an on-the-spot assessment of Operation Wutan Daji Two
- NAF also noted that it would not relax until the bandits stopped killing innocent civilians
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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has vowed that it would not relax the current onslaught against bandits until the criminals stopped killing innocent civilians.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadeeq Abubakar disclosed this on Thursday, September 17, during an on-the-spot assessment of “Operation Wutan Daji Two“, a subsidiary of “Operation Hadarin Daji” in Katsina state.
Air Marshal Abubakar who was speaking on the operation that was launched to restore sanity in the northwest noted that the mandate of “Operation Wutan Daji Two” is to identify the locations of bandits in the forests with a view to flushing them out.
When asked how long the operation would last, Abubakar said NAF doesn't know but the fight won't end until they are sure no civilian is killed.
While expressing satisfaction with the operation, the CAS urged the personnel to work in synergy with other security agencies against banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and criminal acts.
The CAS said that he got the briefs from the officers in charge of the ongoing operation who pointed out the areas of changes and needs.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that several bandits have been killed after the Nigerian Air force bombarded the camps used by the insurgents in Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara state.
John Enenche, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters disclosed in a statement that the attack was carried out on Tuesday, September 15.
He said the location was targeted after intelligence reports and air surveillance established that the area was been used as a hideout for notorious bandits’ leaders ‘Sani Mochoko’ and ‘Damina’ and some of their fighters.
Enenche stated that the air attack was carried out by NAF jets and helicopter gunships who took turns in engaging the target area.
In a related development, Nigeria's chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Sunday, September 13, charged the troops of Nigerian Army to remain resolute in the fight to end banditry in the northwest region of the country.
Buratai made the charge while announcing an extension of Operation Sahel Sanity, a strategy of the Nigerian army aimed at ending banditry in the northwest region.
The army chief said the troops must remain focused on the plan to eliminate remnants of bandits operating in the northwest.
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