The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Sunday, said scores of bandits terrorizing villagers around Doumbourou forest in Zamfara state have been neutralized through air strikes.
According to the spokesman of the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the air component of operation Hadarin Daji launched the strikes following intelligence reports of the presence of the bandits in the forest.
He said in a statement that structures belonging to the bandits were also destroyed during the bombardment.
Air Commodore Daramola said: “The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed an armed bandits’ camp and neutralized dozens of bandits in air strikes conducted at Doumbourou Forest in Zamfara State.
”The operation was executed yesterday, 25 May 2019, pursuant to human intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that some locations within the Forest were being used by the armed 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 armed bandits’ camp leading to the destruction of their structures and neutralization of close to two dozen bandits.
”The NAF, working in consonance with other security agencies, will sustain its operations to flush the bandits out of the Northwest of the Country.“