The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA, has successfully executed air strikes that destroyed more bandit camps in Daji Bawar and Sunke Villages in Zamfara State.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. The strikes were planned on the heels of intelligence reports indicating that some bandits who had survived the intensive air assaults on their various hideouts at Shinkafi, Galadi, Ajia, Shamashalle and other areas of Zamfara State had relocated to Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
Eventually, the criminal elements were observed to have pitched there tents at Daji Bawar and Sunke Villages. The ATF, therefore, launched coordinated air strikes on the camps in the two villages with a force package of 2 attack helicopters. Overhead the target area, several bandits armed with automatic weapons were seen at both locations.
The statement also added that the (ATF) lead to the destruction of the camps and their means of transport while scores of them were killed. The spokesman advised all persons involved in armed banditry in the area to renounce violence, surrender to security agencies and hand over their weapons.