President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered seamless air attacks on areas occupied by bandits ravaging communities in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara states.
President Buhari’s order followed assurances that harmattan haze, which previously hampered military air operations, was gradually clearing out.
According to Buhari, the military air operation against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that had been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State would commence this week.
The President, who described the repeated attacks leading to the losses of several lives in the communities as a disaster for the nation, had authorised the deployment of air power to support troops and policemen deployed to counter the menace of the attackers operating in the forest area bordering Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara states.
He commiserated with the government and people of Niger State following the attacks and the loss of lives that followed and assured that victims, communities would not be abandoned by the rest of the country.