Nigerian Air Force Kills, Destroy Notorious Bandits’ Hideouts in Zamfara LGAs

Several bandits were confirmed death while their operational vehicles were destroyed by operatives of Nigerian Air Force in an airstrike in notorious bandits’ hideouts belonging to Abdullahi Nasanda and Malam Tukur in Zurmi, Gusau and Maradun LGAs of Zamfara State.

The airstrike conducted by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji on Sallah day destroyed unspecified terror elements in notorious bandits’ kingpin Abdullahi Nasanda in Zurmi LGA while their operational motorcycles hidden on trees were also destroyed.

Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force in a statement said the fiat was recoded after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, confirmed the presence of the terror elements.

“Following carefully conducted observation missions over the Camps of terrorist kingpins, Abdullahi Nasanda in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) and Mallam Tukur’s camp in Gusau LGA of Zamfara State, air strikes by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji on 10 April 2024, have led to the elimination of several terrorists and their structures”.

“Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission conducted on Abdullahi Nasanda’s Camp had revealed terrorists’ activities around some huts and thatched roof structures. Some of their motorcycles were also observed hidden on trees”, he said. 

Edward said another airstrike was conducted at Mallam Tukur Camp, after terrorists’ activities were also observed, adding that several terrorists were killed and the camp’s structures destroyed.

He further said air strikes were also extended to Kani kawa in Maradun town, under Maradun LGA, where terrorists, their enclaves and equipment were attacked and destroyed. 

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