Troops clears bandits camps, kill 27 along Katsina-Zamfara border in air attack
The army says it neutralised 27 armed bandits and destroyed some of their hideouts along the Nahuta-Doumborou corridor on the boundary between the states of Katsina and Zamfara.
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji engaged the bandits in both land and air attacks on May 14 following intelligence reports that a known bandit leader and his followers were harboured in a cluster of huts near a high ground in the area, said Maj-Gen John Enenche, coordinator of Defence media operations.
He said that the Air Component dispatched a Nigerian Air Force attack helicopter as well as a ground attack aircraft to engage the location.
Several of the armed bandits were seen along with a large number of rustled cattle in an overhead view of the target area.
The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the area, neutralising some of the bandits but others escaped with injuries.