Several bandits have been killed in Zamfara State following a successful airstrike from an Alpha jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force.
It was gathered that the bandits were about to launch another attack on a school in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State but were outsmarted by the Air Force fighters.
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According to information, the bandits were about to attack the school building when information on the pending attack got to the Nigerian military and a fighter jet from Operation HADARIN DAJI was dispatched to counter the bandits.
The incident in which a yet-to-be-ascertained number of bandits lost their lives, reportedly happened, on Sunday, and apart from that, the fighter jet also carried out successful airstrikes around Zangon Dammaka and Jajaye areas where a prominent bandit leader, Kachalla Haru, and his loyalists use as their hideout.
“On 29 August 2921, at about 2.00 pm, credible intelligence was received that over 100 armed bandits had surrounded a school building at Gidan Rijiya village of Galadi, Shinkafi LGA, Zamfara State.
“A NAF Alpha Jet under Operation HADARIN DAJI was subsequently dispatched to conduct an assault on the location.
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“The aftermath of the assault strike killed scores of bandits and the destruction of their weapons.
“The aircraft also carried out strikes on Halilu Tubali’s enclave in Sububu forest. All the operations were successful without collateral damages except on a particular building,” an intelligence officer said.