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Troops kill ban­dits in Katsina

- By Mau­reen Onochie Military · Crime · Warfare and Conflicts · Incidents · Politics · Nigerian Air Force · Katsina State

The air com­po­nent of Op­er­a­tion Hadarin Daji has de­stroyed an­other armed ban­dits’ camp and killed some of their fight­ers in Ung­war Ali-Kere in Katsina State.

Co­or­di­na­tor, De­fence Me­dia Oper­a­tions, Ma­jor-Gen­eral John Enenche, in a state­ment yes­ter­day, said the op­er­a­tion was car­ried out based cred­i­ble hu­man in­tel­li­gence re­ports and con­fir­ma­tory sur­veil­lance mis­sions which in­di­cated that dozens of armed ban­dits had estab­lished a camp at the lo­ca­tion.

He said that the air com­po­nent dis­patched an ap­pro­pri­ate force pack­age of Nige­rian Air Force fighter jets and he­li­copter gun­ships which en­gaged the lo­ca­tion in suc­ces­sive passes, de­stroy­ing por­tions of the camp and neu­tral­iz­ing some of the ban­dits.

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