Again, Nigerian Air Force jet bombarded hideouts of bandits in two local government areas of Chikun and Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, killing scores of them (bandits).
The NAF jet in an aerial mission hit the bandits at Gwagwada, Chikun, Kuduru, Chukuba, Erina, Kushaka, Dogon Gona, Kusasu, Sarkin Pawa, Kurebe and Falleli around the Kaduna-Niger interstate boundaries, killing several numbers of the bandits on motorcycles.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan stated this in a statement titled, ‘bandits neutralized in aerial missions over Chikun, Birnin Gwari local government areas’ on Sunday.
Aruwan said, “Several bandits were neutralized during aerial missions conducted over locations in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas.
“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Gwagwada, Chikun, Kuduru, Chukuba, Erina, Kushaka, Dogon Gona, Kusasu, Sarkin Pawa, Kurebe and Falleli around the Kaduna-Niger interstate boundaries.
“About 8km Northeast of Kushaka, bandits were sighted crossing a track to flee from the aircraft. They were promptly engaged and neutralized. Ground troops reported calm situations at Sarkin Pawa and Erina.
“Another mission was conducted at the Birnin Gwari general area with an informant on board to identify bandit hideouts, which were then engaged with rockets.
“A bandit scampering for cover within the woods was also neutralized.
“Receiving the operational feedback, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the crews and commended them for the successful missions.”