The kingpin of a terror gang, Dogo Rabe, and 45 other terrorists were killed in an Air Force raid Thursday evening.
Mr bombing that killed Mr Rabe was part of an operation to flush out terrorists operating in communities between the Zurmi and Birnin Magaji areas in Zamfara State, and Jibia in Katsina State, according to security sources.
The news of the killing of Mr Rabe comes four days after a similar raid targeting notorious terrorist, Bello Turji, in Fakai community in Zamfara. At least 22 people were killed in the bombing but Mr Turji managed to escape.
A local journalist, Abdulbaqi Aliyu, claimed at least 40 terrorists were killed in the Birnin Magaji area of Zamfara.
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“Yesterday’s attack by the Nigerian Airforce, airstrikes at Sabon Birini Dan Ali forest, in Birini Magaji LGA of Zamfara State killed 40 terrorists. The gangs were said to be loading stolen cattle. Sources from the area confirmed the development,” he said.
In Zurmi, Abdullahi Mamman, a resident of the area, said terrorists were attacked in Lambar Gabas community where another notorious kingpin, Gwaska Dankarami resides.