By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed several armed bandits’ and their camp destroyed in an air strike in the Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara State.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, in a press release on Monday said the air strike, which was executed on Sunday 13 September 2020, was part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged WUTAN DAJI 2.
The DMO said the armed bandits belonged to the gang led by the so-called ‘Dangote’.
“The target was designated for attack after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports as well as series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions indicated that ‘Dangote’ and some of his members, along with their logistics items and rustled livestock, had established a new camp at the southern edge of the Forest.
“The Air Component therefore dispatched an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
“The attack aircraft engaged the target area scoring accurate hits and taking out several of the bandits, while some of their structures were seen engulfed in flames. HUMINT sources later revealed that several of ‘Dangote’s followers were neutralized in the air strike.”