The Wealthiest and notorious Bandit’s Camp in Zamfara State was bombed by Nigerian Military fighter jet killing
no fewer than 30 terrorists, PRNigeria has reported.
The camp belongs to one Halilu, a wealthy notorious bandit operating in the Northwest Nigeria.
Halilu is a high-profile arms trafficker responsible for supply of arms to all other terrorists in Zamfara and Katsina States. He mostly operates around Sububu, Anka (Bayan Daji) and Bayan Ruwa axis in Zamfara.
He is also said to be the wealthiest terrorist operating in Zamfara, and believed to be responsible for several kidnappings, cattle rustling and other terrorist activities.
The massacre of Halilu’s gang members followed a credible intelligence, which revealed that he (Halilu) had scheduled an early-morning meeting with some of his foot soldiers at his logistics base in Maradun Local Government Area of the State.
The intelligence had also revealed the location and exact position of Halilu’s logistic base, where he and his cohorts usually store their ammunition, vehicles, motorcycles, and other ill-gotten loots.
The security souce said: “After days and weeks of sustained Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions over the 2 locations and verifying the intelligence to be credible, NAF aircraft were, in the early hours of 21 October 2022, scrambled to strike the location of the meeting and the logistics base.
“Both locations were thus simultaneously struck in several phasses. Specifically, a huge fireball was observed by the pilots after the strike on the logistics base, an indication that the location might have contained some inflammable substance.
“The Battle Damage Assessment revealed the meeting location and the logistic base to be destroyed. Feedback from locals also confirmed that several terrorists were eliminated as a result of the air strike on the meeting location, though it remains uncertain if Halilu was also killed in the strikes”.