Air strikes from fighter jets focusing on bandits have claimed the lives of a lady and her 4 kids within the Sububu space in Zamfara State.
Multiple sources informed Daily Trust that the plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force was focusing on bandits on the expansive Sububu Forest positioned between Shinkafi and Maradun Local Governments when the unlucky incident occurred.
Sububu Forest is without doubt one of the main hideouts of bandits in Zamfara.
From the forest, they launch assaults on vacationers on Sokoto-Gusau Road in addition to villages in Sokoto and Zamfara States.
Sources stated the aerial missions had been performed round 2pm on Monday.
In cellphone interviews, 4 completely different individuals confirmed that the fighter jets missed their targets by dropping the bombs on the Sububu village, relatively than the bandits’ enclave within the forest.
“The bombs killed a woman and her four children. Two of the kids, a boy and a girl, were teenagers. One elderly woman was also wounded in the attacks,” a Sububu resident informed Daily Trust.
He stated a brand new Friday mosque constructed by a bandits’ kingpin, Halilu Sububu, was additionally destroyed through the assaults.
The supply stated no person was trapped within the mosque as a result of the assault occurred after worshippers had noticed the afternoon prayers.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Gabriel Gabkwet, acknowledged that he was not capable of affirm the incident but.
He stated, “I just got off the phone with Alhaji Mohammad Ibrahim, the Director of Security, Ministry of Internal Security, Zamfara State who confirmed the happiness of the state government over the precise nature of the strike by NAF jet.
“Till now, the remnants of the bandits are evacuating and departing from the Sububu Forest general area. Now, the strike was in Sububu Forest and not anywhere close to any village. I find it hard to believe except if those accidentally killed were residing in the forest.”