Air component of Operation Wutan Daji 2 have bombarded armed bandits’ camps in Zamfara State, sustaining onslaught against the bandits.
The coordinator of Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche disclosed this in a statement.
According to Major General Enenche, the military component eliminated several fighters, destroyed logistics storage facilities belonging to the bandits at Kwiambana Forest in Katsina.
Enenche stated: “The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has eliminated several armed bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities in massive air strikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State.
“This was achieved yesterday, 15 September 2020, as part of air interdiction missions being executed under subsidiary Operation WUTAN DAJI 2 to rid the North West of the Country of armed bandits and other criminal elements.
The location was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, established that the cluster of huts and other structures at the edge of the Forest served as hideout for notorious bandits’ leaders ‘Sani Mochoko’ and ‘Damina’ and some of their fighters.
“Accordingly, the Air Component scrambled Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area resulting in significant damage to the bandits’ structures as well as the killing of several of their fighters.”
Watch video of the military onslaught below:
OPERATION WUTAN DAJI 2: AIR COMPONENT SUSTAINS ONSLAUGHT AGAINST ARMED BANDITS’ CAMPS IN ZAMFARA STATE, ELIMINATES SEVERAL FIGHTERS, DESTROYS LOGISTICS STORAGE FACILITIES AT KWIAMBANA FORESThttps://t.co/mMOKs1d7gf pic.twitter.com/f3C1QNeQBH
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) September 16, 2020