Military Airstrikes Takes Out Another Armed Bandits Camp in Katsina

Olayemi Esan, Abuja

The Nigerian Military on Wednesday said it has taken out another armed bandits’ camp and neutralized some of their fighters at a location near Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State.

According to a statement signed by a military spokesman, Major General, John Enenche, the air raids, executed by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji, took place 13 October 2020.

The military said its air-raids, which are conducted based on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports and confirmatory surveillance missions indicating that dozens of armed bandits had established a camp at the location.

Eneche said, “the Air Component dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, which engaged the location in successive passes, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizing some of the bandits”.

Nigeria has, in recent years, witnessed a rise in banditry across the country, including in the north-western states of Kaduna and Katsina.

 

Read the military full’s statement below:

AIR COMPONENT OF OPERATION HADARIN DAJI TAKES OUT ANOTHER ARMED BANDITS’ CAMP IN KATSINA STATE

1.     The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has taken out another armed bandits’ camp and neutralized some of their fighters at a location near Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State. This was achieved through air strikes executed yesterday, 13 October 2020, on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports and confirmatory surveillance missions indicating that dozens of armed bandits had established a camp at the location. Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, which engaged the location in successive passes, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizing some of the bandits.

2.     The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North West of the Country, will sustain the offensive against all enemies of our Nation.
3.     You are please requested to disseminate this information, along with the attached declassified short video clip of the attack, through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
14 October 2020

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