Nigerian Air Force has conducted aerial patrols over identified bandit enclaves across flash points in some local government areas of Kaduna, killing several bandits.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said that details of the missions were made known via operational feedback to the state government.
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He said the strike happened in Kawara area of Igabi LGA in identified bandits’ locations.
“Three bandits were confirmed neutralized by the strike, and some kidnapped victims were thus able to escape from the general area, as was later confirmed by credible human intelligence sources on the ground.
“Similarly, in Walawa, Giwa LGA, an active location was targeted and struck successfully. In Chikun LGA, armed surveillance was carried out over Faka, Kangon Kadi, Damba, Ungwan Turai, Galbi, Gwagwada and the environs. Terrorists were sighted about 4km Northwest of Godani, and were neutralized,” he said.
Aruwan further said in Kuduru, an active terrorists’ location was sighted and struck with rockets.
He said in Igabi LGA, operations were conducted over Riyawa, Alhaji Isiaka, Rima, Riyawa, Rumana, Ungwan Liman, Mai Gishiri and the Kaduna Airport area with no significant activity noticed.
He said a similar situation was obtained in Sabon Birnin, Anaba, Malumi, Wusono and Kerawa.