Air Force Neutralises Armed Bandits In Zamfara
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has carried out another series of successful operations against armed bandits in the Northwest of the country.
Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation Diran Mikiya neutralised Bandits in Sububu Forest, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forest in Zamfara State in a recent air interdiction/armed reconnaissance missions conducted in the areas.
The Director Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola said the combat resulted into the neutralisation of armed bandits in Sububu Forest, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forest in Zamfara State.
Daramola said the attack at Sububu Forest was executed following the discovery of a bandits’ hideout within the Forest.
He said the ATF had conducted a co-ordinated clearance operation involving NAF Special Forces at a suspected armed bandits’ camp on the outskirts of Galadi in the Northwest of Zamfara State.
During this operation, the bandits were discovered to have vacated the camp and dispersed into the nearby Sububu Forest.
Consequently, the ATF dispatched a combat aircraft for armed reconnaissance to seek out and destroy the bandits.
The aircraft subsequently spotted a large number of bandits within the Forest and neutralised them.