Notorious bandit’s leaders in Sokoto State, Bello Guda Turji, scores of his foot soldiers and commanders, were Saturday killed in an air raid by the Nigerian Airforce, media report has said.
He said the attack on the bandits’ location that also saw to the destruction of the criminals’ means of livelihood and other properties were equally wasted.
It said: “There are strong indications that air strikes conducted by aircraft of the Air Component Operation Hadarin Daji, in the early hours of today, 20 November 2021, at Dangwandi and Tsakai area of Isa LGA of Sokoto state have led to the deaths of undisclosed number of bandits.
“Reports obtained from reliable sources revealed that the precision air strikes resulted in the elimination and destruction of key bandits
leaders, their foot soldiers as well as their properties.
“Specifically, there are strong indications that the locations of bandit kingpin Bello Guda Turji, his subordinate commander Bello Buzu along and their cohorts operating within Sokoto and some parts of Zamfara State may have been struck by NAF aircraft in the strikes carried out earlier today (Saturday).
“Local sources have also confirmed that bodies of neutralized bandits were seen all over the camps just as the bandits’ means of economic sustenance were destroyed. Fleeing bandits were also trailed and neutralized.
“The successes being recorded especially through air strikes by NAF aircraft in the North West as well as in the North East Theatres of Operation is indicative that the new strategies adopted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria is beginning to yield the requisite results.
“Indeed despite the lost of a senior military officer and some soldiers, it is clear that the military is living up to its promise to rid the north and the nation of all criminal elements and their activities.