At least two terrorists kingpins identified as Dankarami and Aliero have been killed by the airstrikes of the troops of the Nigerian Air Force attached to Operation Hadarin Daji in the North West zone of the country.
A military report confirmed the development, just as it also added that over 10 other members of the adversaries disturbing the peace of the zone were killed in the air raid.
“In continuation of efforts to rid the Northwest region of terrorists and their activities, strikes have recently been heightened in the entire region between July 28 and 29, 2023.
“On continuation of efforts to rid the Northwest region of terrorists and their activities, strikes by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji have recently been heightened in the entire region.
“Specifically, in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State, the air component obliterated at least 16 terrorists in enclaves believed to belong to terrorist Kingpin Dankarami.
“The strikes were conducted following credible intelligence of the whereabouts of terrorist kingpin Dankarami, known for collaborating with other kingpins in the area to carry out violent attacks on some communities in Zurmi LGA.
“Similar air strikes were carried out at terrorist kingpin Ado Aliero’s enclave near Asola Mountains in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State following information that the kingpin and his foot soldiers have been responsible for recent abductions and cattle rustlings in communities within Tsafe and Faskari LGAs of Katsina State,” the report said.
Commenting on the development, NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, told newsmen that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar had ordered increased air operations in the region.
Source: Daily Trust
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