The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on Saturday destroyed bandits’ camp and neutralised dozens of bandits in airstrikes it conducted at Doumbourou forest in Zamfara.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“The operation was executed yesterday, May 25, pursuant to human intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that some locations within the forest were being used by the bandits as hideouts, including a group of huts belonging to a notorious kingpin named ‘Dangote’.
“Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), an Alpha Jet aircraft were detailed to attack the bandits’ camp leading to the destruction of their structures and neutralisation of close to two dozen bandits,” he said.
Daramola added that the NAF, working in consonance with other security agencies, would sustain its operations to flush bandits out of the North-West of the country.