The Nigerian Air Force says Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and killed several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara.
Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who announced this in Abuja, said the operation was carried out on Wednesday.
“The attack was executed yesterday,Jan. 2 , following human intelligence (HUMINT) reports, which were later confirmed by Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), missions, indicating that a large number of bandits, armed with high calibre weapons, regularly assemble at a compound around the foot of the hill before going out on operations.
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopters, supported by an ISR platform, to engage the bandits and destroy their compound.
“The helicopters strafed the target area in successive waves of attack, with the first wave causing some damage to the structures and neutralising some of their fighters.
“The second wave was sequenced to engage the armed bandits as they re-emerged out of their hiding places, thus inflicting further fatalities on them,” he said.
Mr Daramola said that credible human intelligence sources later revealed that the leader of the group was among those killed during the attack.
He said the ATF would continue to work in close coordination with surface forces and other security agencies, to conduct reconnaissance and air interdiction missions with a view to restoring normalcy to the affected States in the North West.
News6 days ago
UPDATED: Borno deputy governor’s convoy in auto crash, 4 dead
Politics3 days ago
In Kaduna, I know that some Christians won’t vote for me even if Pope is my running mate – Gov El-Rufai
News3 days ago
Can Ganduje fail to trust someone to take ‘the dollars’ to him – Buhari asks Moderator, Kadriah Ahmed on Kano gov bribe-taking video
Politics6 days ago
U.S., Europe may stop giving visa to Nigerian elite, politicians from tomorrow until after elections – INEC
Politics12 hours ago
BREAKING: Buhari explains his absence at debate, but queried why Atiku ‘ran away’
News5 days ago
Buhari appoints AIG Abubakar Adamu as new IGP
News2 days ago
Buhari has stopped functioning well since his return from London medical trip, can’t even recognize his aides – Pastor Giwa
News7 days ago
Onnogen: Buhari did not ask CJN to resign, says Ojudu