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26 juill. 2020 | 13h36 UTC

Nigeria: NAF conducts operations against bandits in Zamfara State on July 23

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NAF conducts operations against bandits in Zamfara State on July 23; further security operations likely in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 26/7/2020, 12h00 until 28/7/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Zamfara state, Doumbourou


On Saturday, July 25, the Nigerian military announced that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had conducted airstrikes against suspected bandits in Zamfara State. The strikes, which took place on Thursday, July 23, reportedly killed a local bandit leader called 'Dangote', as well as several other armed bandits. Fighter jets and helicopter gunships were targeting a bandit camp in the Doumborou Forest as part of 'Operation Hadarin Daji'.

Further air and ground operations against bandit positions are likely in the near term. 


In recent years, Zamfara State has faced problems with armed groups stealing cattle, kidnapping for ransom, and attacking villages, causing some communities in the state to form vigilante gangs. There has also been an increase in informal mining in the mineral-rich region, attracting outsiders and further fueling instability.


Those in Zamfara State are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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