Several gunmen were killed as military jets pound Katsina and Sokoto forests

Operation HADARIN DAJI forces have neutralized scores of bandits and destroyed their camps within Katsina and Sokoto forests.

In Katsina, about ten hideouts in Rugu forest bordering Kankara Local Government Area were bombarded by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft.

More than 30 bandits died in a camp in Gajere while others sustained varying degree of injuries.

In Sokoto, NAF strikes targeted Mashema, Yanfako, Gebe and Gatawa forests in two local government areas.

The one-week offensive was executed after a series of aerial surveillance missions indicated criminal locations and logistics.

The military observed that structures were used as staging areas where bandits from Turji and Maigona plan and launch attacks.

“Sources in the area said the aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several bandits.

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