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Hadarin Daji: Air Component Strikes eliminates 2 Bandits Commanders & Scores of their fighters; destroys their logistics storage facilities in Zamfara forest

In continuation of offensive operations to rid the North West of armed banditry, fighter aircraft of Nigerian Airforce on Tuesday bombed several Camps and Logistics storage facilities where two notorious bandit’s leaders were hibernating, killing them with several of their fighters and destroying the storage facilities.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche made the disclosure in Abuja.

Enenche said, “The Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has eliminated several armed bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities in massive air strikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State.  

“This was achieved on Tuesday, 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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