More than 213 bodies of terrorists and their accomplices have been found in Zamfara State as of Tuesday.
This followed an intense exchange of fire between Nigerian forces and terrorists in some communities.
The armed forces lost ten personnel, while some civilians were killed after the incursion of bandits into their villages.
Operation Hadaren Daji targeted terrorists in Malele village, Dansado Local Government Area.
The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army Ground Forces have launched the joint operation which extended till Monday.
A defense intelligence agent told PRNigeria that the security services massed forces sufficiently for the attack.
Bandits fleeing NAF airstrikes ran to a small village called Mutongi for refuge.
“NAF aircraft conducted a precision strike at the exact location while ground forces cleared out the fleeing bandits in their escape attempts,” the source said.
Governor Bello Matawale sympathized with the military and captured civilians caught in the crossfire during the battle.
213 bodies recovered after military air strikes on terrorists in Zamfara