Military jets eliminate 27 bandits rustling cattle
The Air Component of the Operation HADARIN DAJI has neutralized 27 armed bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the border between Katsina and Zamfara States, the Defence Media Operations (DMO) has stated.
In a statement issued by its Coordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the air troops conducted the operation on Thursday.
Enenche, said the operation was sequel to credible intelligence reports which indicated that a notorious armed bandit leader and his followers, were harbored in a cluster of huts near a high ground in the area.
“Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter as well as a ground attack aircraft to engage the location. Overhead the target area, several of the armed bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle.
“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralizing some of the bandits while few escaped with injuries. Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources later confirmed that no fewer than 27 bandits were neutralized as a result of the attack,” he added.