Scores of bandits domiciled at their make-shift camps in Doumbourou forest, Zamfara State were hit hard during a series of air strikes carried out by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
According to Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI destroyed bandits’ camp and neutralised dozens of bandits in the air strike.
Air Commodore Daramola who revealed that much in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday.
He said; “The operation was executed yesterday, May 25, pursuant to human intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that some locations within the forest were being used by the bandits as hideouts, including a group of huts belonging to a notorious kingpin named ‘Dangote’.
“Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), an Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to attack the bandits’ camp leading to the destruction of their structures and neutralisation of close to two dozen bandits,” he said.
Daramola also added that the NAF, working in consonance with other security agencies, would sustain its operations to flush bandits out of the North-West of the country.