Air force kills 4 bandits, destroys logistics base in Zamfara

Following onslaught against armed bandits in parts of the North-west and North-central states, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed four armed bandits during an air strikes at their logistics warehouse 5Km north of Birnin Kogo in Zamfara state.

According to Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the air strikes which were executed on Sunday, also destroyed the bandits’ logistic warehouse.

He said the operation was conducted sequel to human intelligence reports, which he said were later confirmed by series of aerial surveillance missions, indicating that the large structure was being used by the bandits to store their ammunition, raw rations and other logistics items.

“Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack aircraft to engage the target scoring accurate hits on the warehouse, which went up in flames as a result of its volatile contents, leading to its complete destruction. Four armed bandits guarding the facility were also neutralized as a result of the attack,” he said.

Enenche said the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commended the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI for their professionalism, directing them to remain resolute in the conduct of air strikes whilst continuing to provide close air support for ongoing ground operations in order to eradicate all armed bandits.

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