Some bandits have been killed in airstrikes carried out by Nigerian military fighter jets on Monday, January 16, in Rarah village in Rabah local government area of Sokoto state.
A lawmaker representing the area at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Zakari, said the military bombardment took place in three different places, leading to the deaths of hundreds of bandits.
Zakari said the bandits were returning from their illegal operations when they were neutralized.
“They attacked about 17 villages, killed three persons and rustled several animals.
“The way the responded to our distress call and even mobilzed their fighter jet, which is highly commendable.
“We hope they will sustain the tempo because bandats have been terrorising our people for years unchecked.”
A resident of Rarah, Ibrahim told Daily Trust that they’ve counted over 16 mutilated bodies of the assailants in one of the areas.