No fewer than 40 bandits have been killed in Malele village, in the Dansadau Local Government Area of Zamfara State after military raids by Force officers have. It was reported that the Air Force, during a series of airstrikes undertaken by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji, neutralised the terrorists at their hideouts in the village.
The military were said to have mobilised troops and airplanes for the attack on December 17, 2022.
The part of the report seen on Monday read, “There are strong indications that strikes undertaken by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji have recorded a major victory after hitting terrorists in Malele village in the Dansadau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“The security agencies, in particular, the military and the Air Force, have since Saturday, December 17, 2022, mobilised their troops and airplanes to launch attacks and airstrikes against those warring bandits coming from different parts of the country with several terrorists being eliminated.”
According to the report, the bandits, while attempting to escape from the airstrikes, ran into Mutunji village, adding that over 40 of them were killed. The hoodlums became angry the development, in reprisal, laid a siege to a military convoy en-route to Malele and opened fire.