Nigeria Air Force struck the camp of bandits at Dangwandi and Tsakai areas of Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, eliminating key bandits’ leaders and their foot soldiers.
Airstrikes conducted yesterday, November 20, by aircraft of the Operation Hadarin Daji Air Component also covered parts of Zamfara State.
Sources said that the air bombardment destroyed the logistics facilities and properties of the bandits.
It was confirmed by people around the areas that bodies of the killed bandits were seen all over the camps, even as their means of economic sustenance were destroyed.
According to the sources, fleeing bandits were also trailed and killed by ground troops.
“Specifically, the locations of bandit kingpins, Bello Guda Turji, and his subordinate commander, Bello Buzu, along with their cohorts operating within Sokoto and some parts of Zamfara State have been struck by the military aircraft,” a military intelligence officer said.
“The successes being recorded, especially through air strikes by NAF aircraft in the Northwest as well as in the Northeast Theatres of Operation is indicative that new strategies adopted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria are beginning to yield requisite results.
“Indeed, despite the loss of a senior military officer and some soldiers recently, it is clear that the military is living up to its promise to rid the north and the nation of all criminal elements and their activities.”