The Nigerian air force (NAF) has launched air strikes on a hideout allegedly being used by bandits in Tsamari, Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara state.
Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of air force, disclosed this on Sunday.
He said the air task force (ATF) confirmed the presence of bandits armed with high calibre weapons at the location.
Bandits have been on the loose in the north-west state despite the efforts of government and security agencies to check their activities. On Saturday, suspected they killed an unspecified number of soldiers at a forest in Doburu, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.
A source told TheCable that those who attacked the soldiers well armed.