OYOGist.com has learned that the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has allegedly stated that troops of the Nigerian army have killed 135 bandits in a raid on their hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara States. It disclosed this in a declaration released via its Twitter account on Saturday, adding that the bandits were killed in an operation related to troops of Operation Hadarin Daj.
In line with the DHQ, a few other bandits escaped with gunshot wounds within the operation carried out around Abu Radde Camps 1 and a pair of, Dunya in Jibia and DanMusa neighborhood government areas of Katsina nation, as well as Hassan Tagwaye’s Camp, Alhaji Auta’s Camp, Maikomi in Birnin Magaji and Zurmi LGAs of Zamfara state.
The declaration reads: “As part of the renewed offensive to rid the North West of the country of armed bandits and different criminal factors, the Air thing of Operation HADARIN DAJI has decimated several camps and neutralized no fewer than a hundred thirty five armed bandits in large air raids done at several locations in Katsina and Zamfara States between 20 and 22 may additionally 2020.”
“The air strikes had been undertaken sequel to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reviews in addition to series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions that brought about the identity of the camps, which encompass Abu Radde Camps 1 and a pair of and Dunya in Jibia and DanMusa neighborhood government regions of Katsina state in addition to Hassan Tagwaye’s Camp; Alhaji Auta’s Camp and Maikomi in Birnin Magaji and Zurmi LGAs of Zamfara kingdom.”
“The air interdiction missions were painstakingly undertaken by means of the Air factor because it dispatched its attack plane to the places in more than one bombing runs, some of which had been executed simultaneously.”
“At the Abu Radde Camps on 20th of May, 2020 a set of huts housing one of the infamous bandit leaders became taken out by air strikes with scores of the bandits killed and few seen fleeing with gunshot wounds towards the Dumburum woodland.”
“Comparable air raids were accomplished at Hassan Tagwaye’s and Alhaji Auta’s Camps in addition to at Maikomi with equally devastating effects. HUMINT reviews later showed that no fewer than 135 bandits were neutralized by the collection of air strikes at the various places.”
“The leader of the Air team of workers (CAS) commends the Air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI for his or her professionalism and directs them to stay resolute, a good way to gain the directives of the chief of Defence staff (CDS)to restore normalcy to all parts of Nigeria.”