No fewer than seventy bandits have been reportedly neutralized in Niger State by the air and ground components of Operation Gama Aiki (OPGA) of the Nigerian Army.
Naija News understands that the terrorists were eliminated in a two-day offensive attack by the troops on the criminal’s hideouts.
The operation followed intelligence on the location of camps at the Kasuwan Garba-Urege axis in Niger. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) deployed Agusta 109 and EC 135 gunships to the area.
Also, the logistics of the bandits were reportedly destroyed during the attack by the army. Naija News learnt the aircraft took turns in engaging the targets with rockets while fleeing bandits were fired with cannons.
“The operation occurred on August 5. Similar operations were executed on 6 August 21 by the air component at Kwawu and Uzawo in Niger State”, the army report claimed.