How Military eliminated over 117 bandits in devastating Airstikes in North West

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The  troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI under the command of the General officer Commanding  8 Division has reportedly eliminated over 100 bandits in coordinated airstrikes on the road to Sageko Malekachi village in Kebbi State.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that the airstikes was achieved after intelligence report  indicated massing up of bandits terrorists in Madada in Maru LGA of Zamfara State in the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11, 2023.

The sources said that the bandits  later moved  towards Kebbi State with the intention of attacking  troops’ locations as well as  other soft targets in the state. But they later reversed  in Dan Gurgu village when they got information of blocking forces in Bena and Malekachi.

He said that the bandits later  abandoned their evil missions and withdraw back towards Dan Sadau, Maru LGA of Zamfara State

Consequently, the Air Force Component of Operation Hadarin Daji were deployed to trail and engaged them in Dan Mani between 1.30  to, resulting to the elimination of over 100 bandits.

The troops also mobilized to the scene  and neutralised additional 17 bandits attempting to flee the scene.

17 motorcycles were burnt, one damaged Ak47 rifle recovered and 17 rounds of 7.2 MM Special Ammo recovered.

It was also discovered that  a mass burial bandits were  conducted in Sangeko in Niger State and Babban Doka in Maru LGA of Zamfara State  while several wounded bandits were intercepted in Babban Doka.

The military leadership commend the troops for their vigor, resilient and prompt response to distress call which led to the mass  elimination of the bandits.


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