The Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 20 armed bandits at a location near Munhaye in Zamfara State in air strikes conducted Tuesday 2nd July 2019.
The operation was executed sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that scores of armed bandits had assembled at the location for a meeting, supposedly with the intention of attacking innocent civilians in the surrounding communities.
A statement signed by Air commodore Ibikunle Daramola said that the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet to attack the location, which is about 15km from the border with Katsina State.
Upon arrival, the Alpha Jet observed over 30 armed bandits attempting to flee the location
whilst firing at the approaching attack aircraft.
The Alpha Jet engaged the bandits with effective fire, neutralizing 20 of them.