The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed an armed bandits’ camp at Kwayanbana Forest in Zamfara State, in continuation of air strikes being conducted under Operation ACCORD.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said the feat was achieved after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions established that a group of makeshift structures hidden under the dense forest vegetation as well as the caves in the surrounding high grounds serve as hideout for the armed bandits and their notorious kingpin, Dogo Gede.
According to him, “the Air Component dispatched a force package of attack aircraft and helicopter gunships to engage the location, leading to the destruction of the makeshift structures as well as the neutralisation of several of the armed bandits.”
However, the Chief of the Air Staff, CAS has commended the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI for their professionalism.
He urged them to and urges them to remain resolute in the conduct of air strikes whilst continuing to provide close air support for ongoing ground operations in order to eradicate all armed bandits; thus accomplishing the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of restoring normalcy in the North West and North Central Zones of the Country.
Source: Voice of Nigeria