The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed 20 armed bandits in the Munhaye area of Zamfara State.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday, July 3, the Air Force Spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI team was able to succeed as a result of “credible intelligence reports indicating that scores of armed bandits had assembled at the location for a meeting, supposedly with the intention of attacking innocent civilians in the surrounding communities”.
“The Air Component, therefore, scrambled a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet to attack the location, which is about 15 kilometres from the border with Katsina State. Upon arrival overhead the area, the Alpha Jet observed over 30 armed bandits attempting to flee the location whilst firing at the approaching attack aircraft”, he said.
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“The Alpha Jet engaged the bandits with effective fire, neutralizing 20 of them”, he added.
Daramola, in the statement assured Nigerians of the Air Force’ continued cooperation with other security agencies to ensure and sustain calm in the Northwest region of the country.