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No fewer than 40 bandits have been killed in an aircraft alpha jets strikes in Zamfara state .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered from a source that an armed Recce mission by NAF helicopter gunships intercepted a large gathering of bandits dressed in black clothes with several rustled herds of cattle around Kawara Village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that
the bandits attempted to run away when they sighted the NAF helicopter hovering on them but we’re neutralised .
A security source hinted “On sighting the aircraft, the bandits ran and hide in between the cattle while navigating their movement. After clustering at a water crossing point, the bandits were struck in successive passes by the aircraft.
“Some casualties that were spotted to be struggling to scamper for safety were also successfully neutralised by the aircraft. A reverse trail back to their initial departure point revealed a possible logistics base which was also struck until it went into flames.”
Accoroding to the source the number if the casualties was confirmed by security operatives on the ground at Kawara later .
The source further said motorcycles and their food items were destroyed at the camps during the attack.