By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said its Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI killed several bandits at a location in West of Wagini in Katsina State.
The military in a statement issued at the weekend by Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, said the air interdiction mission was conducted on 8 October 2020 employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
He said the troops swung to action after credible Human Intelligence reports and series of confirmatory surveillance missions had shown significant presence of the bandits, along with hundreds of rustled cattle, in the camp.
“The attack aircraft subsequently engaged the location in successive runs, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizing some of the bandits.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North-West zone of the Country, will sustain the offensive against all enemies of our Nation.”