September 14, 2020
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*FILE: Air raid on bandits’ location…north-west region of Nigeria
By Augustine Osayande

The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has decimated another bandits’ camp in the Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara State.
Confirming the report, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said the air strike was executed on 13 September 2020, as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged WUTAN DAJI 2,
He said the strike resulted in the killing of several bandits belonging to the gang led by the so-called ‘Dangote’.

Enenche also stated that 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.

He said the Air Component dispatched an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.

Enenche added that 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.

He said HUMINT’s sources later revealed that several of ‘Dangote’s followers were neutralized in the air strike.

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