As of Tuesday, more than 213 terrorists’ and their allies’ corpses had been found in Zamfara State.
This came after violent gunfights between Nigerian security forces and terrorists in a few localities.
Ten members of the military forces were killed, and some civilians were also slaughtered when bandits broke into their communities.
In the Malele village of the Dansadau Local Government Area, terrorists were the focus of the Operation Hadarin Daji raid.
The joint operation, which lasted till Monday, was launched by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and Nigerian Army ground forces.
Gistngr was informed by a defense intelligence source that security services had properly assembled troops for the assault.
“Bandits seeking refuge from NAF airstrikes retreated into a little village known as Mutunji.
The source stated that “the ground soldiers cleared the fleeing bandits in their escape attempts while the NAF aircraft performed a precision hit at the exact area.”
Governor Bello Matawalle has expressed sympathy to the families of citizens killed in the fighting as well as to the troops.