By Abiola Olawale
The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has launched aerial attacks against the hideouts of some bandits in Chikun and Birnin Gwari, local government area of Kaduna State, killing scores.
The NAF jet in an aerial mission attacked the bandits located at Gwagwada, Chikun, Kuduru, Chukuba, Erina, Kushaka, Dogon Gona, Kusasu, Sarkin Pawa, Kurebe and Falleli around the Kaduna-Niger interstate boundaries, on Sunday.
This was disclosed by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
Aruwan in a statement titled, “bandits neutralized in aerial missions over Chikun, Birnin Gwari local government areas’ revealed that the mission was made easy with an informant who identified the hideouts of the suspected bandits.
The statement reads, “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.”