- Troops of the Nigerian Air Force have neutralised bandits in border towns between Kaduna and Zamfara
- This good news brought joy to the Chief of Air Staff, Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Tuesday, October 6
- Abubakar also inspected the conduct of the newly launched unit in Kaduna, Operation Kashe Mugu 2
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was on Tuesday, October 6, joyful over the successful operation of troops that resulted in the neutralisation of bandits in spots between Kaduna and Zamfara.
Abubakar expressed joy following the victory during his inspection of the conduct of the new subsidiary operation, Kashe Mugu 2 in Kaduna.
The CAS also vowed that airstrikes would be sustained to ensure that all identified camps are cleared.
Moreover, the Nigerian Air Force boos revealed that the Air Component would also continue to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions operation to track and take out all identify all other camps.
He urged the troops:
“You must continue to work assiduously, in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, to smoke the criminals out of their enclaves and ensure that they are no longer able to stop law-abiding citizens from pursuing their legitimate aspirations.”
The CAS noted that the ultimate aim is to ensure security and sovereignty of Nigeria which have both been threatened by the criminal activities of armed terrorists.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Sunday, September 13, charged the troops of Nigerian army to remain resolute in the fight to end banditry in the northwest region of the country.
Buratai made the charge while announcing an extension of Operation Sahel Sanity, a strategy of the Nigerian army aimed at ending banditry in the northwest region.
The army chief said the troops must remain focused on the plan to eliminate remnants of bandits operating in the northwest.
He said taking into consideration the achievements recorded in barely two months of launching the operation, the Nigerian army has expanded its area of responsibility beyond northwest to include north-central.
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