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Wanted terrorist escapes as troops kill 16 in Zamfara air raid

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The Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji on Saturday morning killed 16 suspected terrorists during a raid on their hideout in Zurmi, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State.

A military source, who confirmed the air raid to PRNigeria on Sunday, said a notorious terrorist, Dankarami aka Gwaska, escaped with serious injuries from the attack.

The NAF’s Director of Information and Public Relations, Edward Gabkwet, also confirmed the air raid to the newspaper.

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He said: “The directive of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, is that there is no hiding place for all terrorists and their supporters wherever they may remain active even as we cross into the New Year.”

Dankarami has been on the military wanted list for terrorising residents of communities in Northern Zamfara and Katsina States.

Zurmi which shares borders with Niger Republic from the North and Katsina State from the East is home to some of the dangerous terrorists terrorising the North-West state.

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