The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has disclosed that over 200 bandits have been killed by the army between Zamfara and Katsina states in multiple air strikes.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Maj. Gen. John Enenche, revealed that the air strikes were executed after a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, stated that the strike was conducted at Ibrahim Mai’Bai’s Camp in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State and Kurmin Kura in Zurmi of Zamfara State between 22 and 23, May this year.
“Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources later confirmed that close to 200 armed bandits were killed in the air strikes at the target locations” He added.
The two locations, according to Ehenche were being used as hideouts for some notorious bandit leaders whilst also serving as collection points for rustled cattle.