Zamfara: Military airstrikes kill scores of fighters in bandits camp ― DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ on Monday disclosed that the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has decimated another armed bandits’ camp in the Doumborou 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.

The statement revealed that the airstrike which was executed on Sunday as part of a new subsidiary Operation tagged WUTAN DAJI 2 also saw to the killing of several armed bandits belonging to the gang led by the so-called ‘Dangote’.

Gen. Enenche explained that the target was designated for the attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions indicated that ‘Dangote’ and some of his members, along with their logistics items and rustled livestock, had established a new camp at the southern edge of the Forest.

According to him, the Air Component, therefore, dispatched an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.

He explained that the attack aircraft engaged the target area scoring accurate hits and taking out several of the bandits, while some of their structures were seen engulfed in flames.

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