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Three bandit leaders killed as NAF airstrikes hit Bello Turji’s camp in Sokoto


Airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Drive, NAF, has killed three prime bandit leaders and scores of fighters at bandit chief Bello Turji’s camp in Kagara forest, in Sokoto State.

The airstrikes have been carried out a couple of hours after the terrorists carried out a reprisal assault on a unit of Civilian Joint Job Drive at Ahead Working Base Isa, in response to the killing of seven bandits and restoration of seven AK-47 rifles, 4 bikes and different objects.

Eight Civilian Joint Job Drive troops paid the supreme value throughout a gun battle with the bandits.

Nevertheless, a counter insurgency professional and safety analyst within the Lake Chad Area, Zagazola Makama, stated appearing on intelligence on withdrawal of the attackers in direction of the axis of Shinkafi, the air element instantly dispatched plane to trace down the terrorists.

Sources stated that the terrorists have been trailed to Kagara Forest beneath a mango tree between Shinkafi and Isa.

Consequently, NAF plane attacked the camp in a number of waves, resulting in the moment obliteration of scores of the terrorists.

The fleeing bandits have been intercepted and mopped up by the bottom troops in an ambush at Makwaruwa village in Sabon Birni of Isa LGA.

“Battle injury evaluation indicated that some prime bandits like KACHALLAH UBAN DABA, DAN JANGERU and DOGO NA HANTS the place killed, whereas 13 bandits sustained varied levels of accidents. Bello Turji reportedly escaped the assault.”

Zagazola understands that the wounded bandits have been sneaked into Kagara and are receiving therapy in a major faculty.

The sources stated that shortly after the encounter, the surviving offended fighters stormed Rijiya Malladan and Harin Shalla in Isa, the place they set the villages in flames and destroyed meals objects.

They have been, nevertheless, pushed again by the Joint troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in collaboration with authorities backed militia, in any other case referred to as Yan sa Kai.

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