- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) continues to record great victory over bandits in the north
- Several armed bandits were neutralised in an airstrike after the military bombarded forests in Kaduna state
- The attack was a sequel to reports that the criminals had been sighted in the area
The war against the rampant menace of bandits recorded a tremendous victory as Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets killed many armed bandits in Kaduna through airstrikes.
In a report by Vanguard, the air raid was conducted after armed reconnaissance over Kaduna forests.
This was made known in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner, ministry of internal security and home affairs.
According to the statement, areas covered in reconnaissance include Sabon Birnin, Rikau, Kaya, Kerawa, Galadimawa, Fatika, Kidandan, Saulawa, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Yadi, Damari, Takama, and Sabuwa.
Others are Ungwar Yako, and its connecting track to Kuduru, Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road all of Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, and Giwa local government areas.
Troops at Dogon Dawa and Sabon Birni reported a calm situation with no suspicious activity observed.
In a subsequent mission, two bandits were neutralised as they tried to escape the notice of the fighter jet crew at Maganda. This is coming as ground troops reported bandit activities at Gatarawa, close to Rumana.
Military air raids hit bandits’ hideout
This incident is coming after the military eliminated several bandits after it bombarded their meeting venue in Kwaimbana forest area of Kaduna state.
This was disclosed by the Defence Headquarters through the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, on Friday, September 18.
According to the DHQ, the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike was on target on Thursday, September 17.
Nigerian Air Force bombs bandits in Zamfara forest
In a related development, several bandits were killed after the Nigerian Air force bombarded the camps used by the insurgents in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara state.
Enenche, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters disclosed in a statement that the attack was carried out on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
He said the location was targeted after intelligence reports and air surveillance established that the area was been used as a hideout for notorious bandits’ leaders ‘Sani Mochoko’ and ‘Damina’ and some of their fighters.