Airstrikes conducted on Saturday by aircraft of the Operation Hadarin Daji Air Component have led to the deaths of an undisclosed number of terrorists, PRNigeria has reported.
It was gathered that the precision airstrikes, which were executed at Dangwandi and Tsakai areas of Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, resulted in the elimination of key bandits’ leaders, and their foot soldiers.
The sustained aerial bombardments in parts of Zamfara State destroyed the logistics facilities and properties of the bandits.
Local sources confirmed to PRNigeria that bodies of neutralized terrorists were seen all over the camps, just as the bandits’ means of economic sustenance were destroyed.
According to the sources, fleeing terrorists were also trailed and neutralized by ground troops.
“Specifically, the locations of terrorists kingpins, Bello Guda Turji, and his subordinate commander, Bello Buzu, along with their cohorts operating within Sokoto and some parts of Zamfara State have been struck by the military aircraft,” a military intelligence officer told PRNigeria.
“The successes being recorded especially through air strikes by NAF aircraft in the Northwest as well as in the North East Theatres of Operation is indicative that new strategies adopted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria are beginning to yield requisite results.
“Indeed, despite the loss of a senior military officer and some soldiers recently, it is clear that the military is living up to its promise to rid the north and the nation of all criminal elements and their activities.”