NAF strike eliminates scores of terrorists in Zamfara


By Emmanuel Obisue

Air strikes by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF has eliminated scores of terrorists in Zurmi and Gusau Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.

The NAF said following carefully conducted observation missions over the camps of terrorist kingpins, Abdullahi Nasanda in Zurmi, and that of Mallam Tukur in Gusau, air strikes by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji on Wednesday led to the elimination of several terrorists and their structures.

“Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission conducted on Abdullahi Nasanda’s Camp had revealed terrorists’ activities around some huts and thatched roof structures. Some of their motorcycles were also observed hidden on trees.

“Having established that their activities were consistent with terrorists’ modes of operation, the location was struck by multiple aircraft passes, thereby neutralizing several terrorists. Similar ISR missions were conducted at Mallam Tukur Camp, where terrorists’ activities were also observed. Air strikes conducted on the Camp neutralized several terrorists and showed several structures set ablaze and destroyed.

“Air strikes were also extended to Kani kawa in Maradun town, under Maradun LGA of Zamfara State, where terrorists,their enclaves and equipment were attacked and destroyed,” a statement on Thursday by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet stated.