Banditry: NAF Inaugurates 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari

Banditry: NAF Inaugurates 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari

- As parts of efforts to tackle insecurity, Nigerian Air Force(NAF) has inaugurated a 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state

- According to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the establishment of 271 NAF detachment in Birnin Gwari was to ensure that Nigeria could meet and conquer many security challenges

- The governor said the prevalence of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping has increased in recent times

The Nigerian Air Force(NAF) on Saturday, May 4, inaugurated a 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state, as part of efforts to tackle security challenges in the country.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 271 NAF Detachment was established as a blocking force for troops involved in Operation DIRAN MIKIYA and SHARAN DAJI.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai said the establishment of 271 NAF detachment in Birnin Gwari and instituting the necessary infrastructure was to ensure that Nigeria could meet and conquer many security challenges it was currently facing.

“I have no doubt that your efforts will continue to keep our country safe and our economy growing,” El-Rufai said.

According to him, the prevalence of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping has increased in recent times.

“And we are grateful that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, particularly the NAF, is boosting security operations and developing even more effective strategies to end this menace.

“The establishment of the 271 NAF Detachment in Birnin Gwari is therefore timely, as it will further boost the ongoing Operation DIRAN MIKIYA, Operation SHARAN DAJI and play a very crucial role in restoring and maintaining the peace in all affected areas," he said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some suspected bandits have attacked the residence of the former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa and killed his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji.

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