NAF Helicopter Eliminates Scores of Bandits in Niger

Scores of bandits were yesterday neutralized in Pandogari, Niger State, by troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

In a statement, the Acting Director of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, said the air component of ‘Operation Gama Aiki’ neutralized the bandits at their hideout located about 10Km Southeast of Pandogari in Niger State.

He said the attack, which was undertaken on Tuesday, was sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that the bandits had assembled under a group of trees at Kalaibu Village near Pandogari.

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter dispatched for an armed reconnaissance mission in the area spotted and engaged the bandits, neutralizing some, while others managed to escape with gunshot wounds,” he added.

According to Brig. Gen. Onyeuko, the NAF helicopter raid was in continuation of air operations aimed at flushing out armed bandits across the country.

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