By Abdurrahman Muhammad
Reports indicate that airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet have successfully killed notorious bandit leaders Alhaji Auta and Kachalla Ruga in Zamfara State.
Yusuf Anka, a social media activist and an authoritative local reporting about the region’s security, confirmed the attack on his Twitter handle.
“About seven bandits who went to retrieve the body of their leader Alhaji Auta from the scene of the bombardment have [also] been bombed and killed by the NAF”, Anka added.
Zamfara is one of the northwestern Nigerian states plagued by bandits and kidnappers. Some of the identified bandit leaders were declared wanted by Nigerian security.