The military has announced that at least 135 bandits have been killed in camps in Katsina and Zamfara states, destroying their buildings.
This is according to the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who said this in a statement on Saturday revealed that the bandits were killed following airstrikes conducted on Thursday and Friday.
Enenche said, “The air interdiction missions were painstakingly undertaken by the Air Component as it dispatched its attack aircraft to the locations in multiple bombing runs, some of which were executed simultaneously.’’
“At the Abu Radde Camps, a set of huts housing one of the notorious bandit leaders was taken out with scores of the bandits killed and a few seen fleeing towards the Dumburum Forest.
“Similar air raids were executed at Hassan Tagwaye’s and Alhaji Auta’s camps as well as at Maikomi with equally devastating effects. Human intelligence reports later confirmed that no fewer than 135 bandits were neutralised by the series of airstrikes at the various locations.
“The Chief of the Air Staff directs the Air Component of the operation to remain resolute and restore normalcy.”