Just in: Nigerian Air Force gives update on operation against bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force has taken to their official Twitter handle to update members of the public on the recent development in their operation in Zamfara which commenced yesterday, April 8, 2019.

Read the update below:

The Air Task Force (ATF), Ops DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralized dozens of armed bandits in Sector 2 Area of Operation in Zamfara State and is currently supporting surface forces to move into the attacked areas to mop-up the fleeing survivors and recover their weapons /1

Reports indicate that some of the bandits are fleeing across the border into Niger Republic. Accordingly, the ATF is liaising with relevant authorities to ensure that the bandits are prevented from escaping through the Southern part of Niger Republic /2

The ATF commenced intensive air strikes against armed bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara State and environs on 8 April 2019 and has since recorded significant successes, degrading their camps and neutralizing several bandits. Details later /3