The Nigerian Air Force says it has killed 30 suspected armed bandits terrorising different villages in Zamfara State.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday also said that the camps of the bandits were destroyed following several air strikes.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation Diran Mikiya, on successfully executed air strikes that destroyed more armed bandit camps in Daji Bawar and Sunke villages in Zamfara State.
“The strikes were planned on the heels of intelligence reports indicating that some bandits who had survived the intensive air assaults on their various hideouts had relocated to Anka Local Government Area of the state”, the statement said.
He explained that the ATF embarked on an intensive Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission to confirm the exact location of their new camps.
The Air Commodore said that the armed bandits pitched their tents at Daji Bawar and Sunke villages but with the help of two helicopters, about 30 of them were killed.
He added, “Troops of sector 3 operation Sharan Daji later confirmed that over 30 armed bandits were neutralized while many others suffered injuries.”
He further stated that the ATF would continue to dominate the area to ensure normalcy returns to the state.