Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed bandits at the Kwayanbana Forest in Zamfara State.

 Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, confirmed the development in Abuja.

He said the airstrike was carried out on June 7th, in continuation of air operations being conducted under Operation Accord.

Maj- Gen Enenche said the feat was achieved after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions had established that some makeshift structures were hidden under the dense forest vegetation.

He said intelligence report also revealed that the caves in the surrounding high grounds served as hideout for the bandits and their notorious kingpin, Dogo Gede.

According to Maj-Gen Enenche, the Air Component dispatched aircraft and helicopter gunships to engage the location, leading to destruction of the makeshift structures as well as killing of many bandits.

 He urged troops to remain resolute in the conduct of air strikes as they continue to provide close support for ongoing ground operations in order to eradicate bandits.

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