In Operation Wutan Daji, NAF Jets Eliminate ‘Dangote’ Bandits
Another armed bandits’ camp in Doumborou Forest has been decimated by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, in Zamfara State.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in a statement, said the air strike was executed yesterday, as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged Wutan Daji 2.
According to Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who issued the statement, the aggressive operation resulted in the killing of several armed bandits, belonging to the gang led by the so-called ‘Dangote’.
“The target was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports, as well as series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions, indicated that ‘Dangote’ and some of his members, along with their logistics items and rustled livestock, had established a new camp at the southern edge of the Forest,” said Enenche, who is the Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO).
According to him, the Air Component therefore dispatched an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
He said the attack aircraft engaged the target area scoring accurate hits, and taking out several of the bandits, while some of their structures were seen engulfed in flames.
“HUMINT sources later revealed that several of ‘Dangote’s followers were neutralized in the air strike,” the DMO Coordinator added.