Bandits’ Facilities Destroyed, Scores Neutralized in Zamfara Forest

The Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji yesterday eliminated several armed bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities in massive air strikes in Zamfara State.

The aggressive air raid, according to a statement by the Defence Media Operations (DMO), was conducted at Kwiambana Forest.

The statement, which was issued by Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator of DMO, partly reads: “This was achieved yesterday, 15 September 2020, as part of air interdiction missions being executed under subsidiary Operation WUTAN DAJI 2 to rid the North West of the Country of armed bandits and other criminal elements.

“The location was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, established that the cluster of huts and other structures at the edge of the Forest served as hideout for notorious bandits’ leaders ‘Sani Mochoko’ and ‘Damina’ and some of their fighters.

“Accordingly, the Air Component scrambled Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location. The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area resulting in significant damage to the bandits’ structures as well as the killing of several of their fighters.”

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