In response to reports that high profile armed bandits were gathering around Rafi and Doka villages of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG), a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team was dispatched to the area on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, to secure the 2 settlements and thwart the bandits’ plans.
Upon arrival at the location, the NAF SF Team encountered resistance in the form of heavy gunfire from the bandits.
However, the brave SF personnel employed superior tactics to outlast the bandits, who were soon low on ammunition, before engaging and overpowering them. Two bandits were neutralized in the process while others fled with gunshot wounds.
Since then, the SF Team has been conducting aggressive patrols in the area, especially the fringes of the forest, to forestall any reprisal attack.
A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations stated that the NAF, along with sister Services and other security agencies, will sustain the operations to flush the bandits out of the Northwest of the Country.
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