Wanted bandit leaders, Alhaji Auta, and Kachalla Ruga, have been killed in a forest in Zamfara State.
The notorious bandit Commanders met their waterloo after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft, under Operation Hadarin Daji, acted on credible intelligence, and bombed their areas, at Gusami Forest and Tsamre Village in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of the State, last night.
Sources confirmed that dozens of bandits who had met at late Auta’s residence, for his burial were also struck by military jet, with an unconfirmed number killed in the process.
A military intelligence source confirm that follow-up airstrikes conducted by the NAF fighter aircraft on fleeing bandits and those who took cover under trees within the area, resulted in heavy casualties on the side of the criminals.
He added that, the citizens, especially around the affected communities, are enjoined to continually provide security agencies with credible information that will go a long way towards tackling the threats to their lives and livelihood.