March 22, 2023



NAF airstrikes kill scores of terrorists in Zamfara, Borno, destroy logistics base

Air strikes by Air Part of Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) has killed scores of terrorists and destroyed their logistics base at Maradun Native Authorities Space (LGA) of Zamfara state.
Sources advised Blueprint that this happened after credible intelligence obtained had revealed {that a} outstanding terrorist chief merely referred to as Halilu in Maradun LGA had scheduled an early-morning assembly with a few of his foot troopers within the space.
The supply mentioned the intelligence had additionally revealed the situation and actual place of his logistic base the place he and his cohorts often retailer their ammunitions, autos, bikes, and different ill-gotten loots.
He mentioned: “After days and weeks of sustained Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions over the two areas and verifying the intelligence to be credible, NAF plane have been, within the early hours of 21 October 2022, scrambled to strike the situation of the assembly and the logistics base.
“Each areas have been thus concurrently struck in a number of passes. Particularly, an enormous fireball was noticed by the pilots after the strike on the logistics base, a sign that the situation may need contained some inflammable substance.
“The Battle Harm Evaluation revealed the assembly location and the logistic base to be destroyed. Suggestions from locals additionally confirmed that a number of terrorists have been eradicated because of the air strike on the assembly location, although it stays unsure if Halilu was additionally killed within the strikes.”
Halilu is a high-profile arms trafficker liable for provide of arms to all different terrorists in Zamfara and Katsina States. He’s identified to often function round Sububu, Anka (Bayan Daji) and Bayan Ruwa axis in Zamfara State. Halilu can be mentioned to be the wealthiest terrorist working in Zamfara state and believed to be liable for a number of kidnappings, cattle rustling and different terrorist actions.
Sources additionally advised Blueprint that related strikes have been additionally undertaken by NAF plane underneath the Air Part of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno state on 21 October 2022 after intelligence confirmed the motion of 7-gun vans in Tunbum Aliyu close to Lake Chad.
He mentioned the situation was subsequently struck after a number of passes ensuing to the destruction of gun-trucks and elimination of a number of terrorists.
“On 23 October 2022, the Air Part additionally undertook air interdiction missions in terrorists’ enclaves in Abulum and Njibul each close to Sambisa Forest the place a number of terrorists have been noticed to be hibernating.
“After it was confirmed that the situation was energetic, the go-ahead to concurrently strike the two areas was given. Subsequently, NAF plane have been instantly dispatched to hold out the strike on the areas which was adjudged profitable as a number of terrorists have been eradicated whereas others have been injured or seen scampering for security.”

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