Five kingpins of armed bandits’ groups in Zamfara State, northwestern Nigeria have been eliminated by air bombardments around Baranda forest.
They were eliminated by the attack jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) that have sustained aggressive raids at forests where the bandits have been hiding.
The slain kingpins, namely: Hussaini Rabe, Murtala Sabe, Basiru Nasiru, Sama and Isah, were said to be loyal to a notorious bandit chief known as Abu Redde.
According to PRNigeria, aerial bombardments by NAF fighter aircraft crushed the criminals.
The Nigerian security forces’ airstrikes at Tsaunin Sani Forest in Yantumaki district of Danmusa Local Government Area (LGA), led to the death of over 26 bandits.
13 motorcycles belonging to the bandits were reported to have been destroyed in the onslaught.
Banditry violence has affected populations living in Nigeria’s Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina states in the northwest. About 21 million people living in these states have been exposed to insecurity from activities of bandits.