Troops Kill Scores Of Armed Bandits In Katsina Air Strikes | Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ABUJA- The Nigerian military high command on Saturday, said that several armed bandits have been neutralized in air strikes executed by its Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI at a location West of Wagini in Katsina State.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, (CDMO), made the disclosure in an operation update released in Abuja to newsmen.

General Enenche said the air interdiction mission was conducted on 8 October 2020 employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships after credible Human Intelligence reports and series of confirmatory surveillance missions had shown significant presence of the bandits, along with hundreds of rustled cattle, in the camp.

The CDMO said the attack aircraft subsequently engaged the location in successive runs, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizing some of the bandits.

The Defence operations spokesman said the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North-West zone of the Country, would sustain the offensive against all enemies of our Nation.   

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