The Nigerian Air Force has on Saturday, April 13, destroyed some logistics stores belonging to bandits within Kagara forest in Zamfara state.
A statement by the director of public relations and information of the force,
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the raid was carried out during operation DIRAN MIKIYA which was set up to clear the area of bandits. Daramola also confirmed that four armed bandits were killed during the operation which completely wiped out the bandits’ logistics facility.
“The operation was executed yesterday, 13 April 2019, following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the armed bandits who had fled their camps as a result of NAF’s earlier air strikes had relocated some logistics items, including fuel, motorcycles and local arms making equipment, to another location within Kagara forest.
“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an Mi-35 helicopter gunship, supported by an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, to attack the target. The target area initially appeared uninhabited. However, as the helicopter approached, some of the bandits were seen emerging from under the shrubbery and running away from the area,” the NAF statement.