Troops raid bandits’ camp, kill scores of fighters in Zamfara  ― DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, (DHQ), on Wednesday, disclosed that in a renewed efforts to rid the North West of the Country of armed bandits and other criminal elements the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has eliminated several armed bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities in massive airstrikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations DMO Major General John Eneche.

He explained that the operation was executed on Tuesday as part of air interdiction missions being executed under subsidiary Operation Wutan Daji 2 to restore sanity in the zone.

According to him, the location was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, established that the cluster of huts and other structures at the edge of the Forest served as a hideout for notorious bandits’ leaders ‘Sani Mochoko’ and ‘Damina’ and some of their fighters.

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He stated following this development, “the Air Component scrambled Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.

“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area resulting in significant damage to the bandits’ structures as well as the killing of several of their fighters”.

He said the Military High Command has consequently commended the gallant troops for their excellent performances towards the gallantry displayed during the operation.


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