On Sunday, forces deployed for Operation Hadin Kai stopped a terrorist attempt in Aulari, Borno State, immobilizing three gun trucks in the process.
Operation Hadarin Daji forces recently killed over 30 bandits terrorizing Zamfara State. The attack on Aulari was carried out by a group of ISWAP rebels who attempted to take the town west of Bama, but were repulsed by ground troops with the help of a NAF fighter jet.
The army successfully repelled the onslaught, according to military authorities, and the vanquished militants escaped into the Sambisa Forest.
“A NAF A-Jet was dispatched to track them as they retreated, and luckily, they were spotted in four engaged gun trucks.”
“Three of the Gun Trucks were fully destroyed and burned after being hit with rockets, while the other was rendered immobile.”
“A number of rebels were also neutralized as a result of the operation, while others were scattered.”
In a similar development, troops killed more than 30 armed bandits fleeing to Niger State from Zamfara.
At Bangu Gari in the Rafi local government area of the State, the bandits ambushed a security post and shot dead five police officers who attempted to confront them.
According to sources, the armed bandits fled Zamfara State due to the ongoing military action.
“The bandits came in their large number with sophisticated weapons including rocket launchers after fleeing their camps at Danjibga and Munhaye in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State.
“They stormed the police station at Bangu Gari in Rafi LGA and killed five policemen during the exchange of gunfire.
“Immediately a signal was received and a detachment of joint security forces was despatched. The troops on reinforcement successfully ambushed the marauding bandits while attempting to escape through Tegina axis.
PR Nigeria reported that “At least 32 of the bandits were killed including their leaders, Karki Buzu and Yalo Nagoshi, while another of their kingpin, Ali Kawaji, sustained serious gun wounds”.