Dozens Killed, Logistics Ruined As NAF Jets Bomb Bandits Base In Zamfara - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dozens Killed, Logistics Ruined As NAF Jets Bomb Bandits Base In Zamfara


A coordinated assault on logistic base at Ajia and Wonaka in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State being used by armed bandits have been bombed out in a blaze of flames by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jets.

Dozens of bandits were neutralised during the attack, according to Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, in a release on Sunday.

The release reads: "The Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed an armed bandits’ logistics base at Ajia and neutralized dozens of armed bandits at Ajia and Wonaka in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State. The operation was executed on 4 April 2019 sequel to Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that the armed bandits were using a compound within Ajia as a logistics store to support their operations. 

  "Consequently, the ATF dispatched a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, to attack the compound scoring accurate strikes on the target and causing it to erupt into flames, which engulfed the structures and resulted in the neutralization of some of the bandits. Few survivors, seen fleeing the vicinity of the target area, were taken out in follow-on attacks while others, who managed to escape the area, were tracked to Wonaka and equally neutralized. Independent HUMINT sources subsequently confirmed that more than 25 armed bandits were neutralized in the attacks on the 2 locations. 

 " The NAF, working in close coordination with sister Services and other security agencies, will sustain its operations to neutralize the armed bandits and deny them freedom of action in the Northwest. 

"  You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium for the awareness of the general public. It would also be highly appreciated if the attached short video clip, which is now declassified, is shown to the general public for them to witness part of the attack. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation."


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