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Airforce Kills 25 Armed Bandits In Zamfara

Soldiers stand guard as attendants unload the casket containing the body of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu from a military helicopter in Nnewi, Nigeria on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The city where Ojukwu lived is preparing for the burial of the civil war leader at his home here on Friday. Nigeria's 1960s civil war, between the federal government and Ojukwu's breakaway Republic of Biafra, killed 1 million people. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed 25 armed bandits and neutralised more than a dozen in Zamfara State.

This was disclosed by the Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a press statement.

According to the statement, the operation was carried out by the Air Task operation Diran Mikiya, in an operation fire for fire against the notoriously armed bandits, Daily post reports.

The statement said Ajia and Wanna had been the hideout of the armed bandits operating within Birnin Magaji local government area of the state.

He noted that the operation that killed the armed bandits was carried out after Human intelligence report indicated that the armed bandits were operating from a compound within Ajia as logistics store to complement their nefarious acts.

Daramola stated that the Alpha jet, which he said was supported by an intelligence, surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was perfectly used to attack the compound, adding that the task force used strategies which he said set the compound ablaze.

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The Air Commodore further urged members of the public to report any suspicious movement of anybody as well as provide useful information.

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