Current Date: September 23, 2020
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Nigeria news : Defense headquarters confirm killing of several bandits in Katsina

“The Air Component dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) strike airplane and also helicopter gunships to engage the location, leading to the damage of three of the targeted camps.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commended the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji for their professionalism and trust and also advised them to remain undaunted in the conduct of airstrikes.

Enenche said the airstrikes were executed on Monday as part of missions under the subsidiary Operation Accord following credible intelligence reports that revealed the location.

According to him, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicated that some clusters of huts in the area were being used as mini-camps by members of notorious armed bandits’ gang led by one “Adamu Aleiro”.

”The Air Component dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft and helicopter gunships to engage the area, leading to the destruction of three of the targeted camps.

“Several of the criminals were also neutralized in the process.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commended the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of airstrikes.

Enenche urged them to continue to provide close air support for ongoing ground operations to eradicate all armed bandits.

“This is aimed at accomplishing the directives of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to restore normalcy in the North West and North Central Zones of the Country,” he added.