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NAF kills 4 bandits, destroys logistics store in Kagara forest

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The Air component of Operation Diran Mikiya has killed 4 armed bandits and destroyed some of her logistics stores at a location within Kagara forest, in continuation of its sustained intensive air operations against armed bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara State and its environs.

The Nigerian Air Force said that the operation was executed following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the armed bandits who had fled their camps as a result of NAF’s earlier air strikes had relocated some logistics items, including fuel, motorcycles and local arms making equipment, to another location within Kagara forest.

NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola who made this disclosure in a statement also explained that the Air Task Force dispatched Mi-35 helicopter gunship, supported by an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, to attack the target.

“The target area initially appeared uninhabited. However, as the helicopter approached, some of the bandits were seen emerging from under the shrubbery and running away from the area. The helicopter engaged the target recording successful hits on the logistics facility, which was engulfed in flames with thick black smoke seen. Some armed bandits, who fired at the aircraft, were taken out by the helicopter”, he further revealed.

Daramola said that village leaders around the general area confirmed that the logistics base was totally destroyed and 4 armed bandits were killed as a result of the attack.
He concluded that the NAF, working in consonance with surface forces and other security agencies, will sustain its operations to flush the bandits out of the Northwest

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