Military forces kill 24 bandits in Kaduna forest
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
April 8, 2021
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Troops of the Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Thunder Strike have attacked hermitages of bandits’ in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area Council of Kaduna, killing at least 24 of the hoodlums.
Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said this in a statement on Thursday.
He stated that the troops would continue to monitor the troubled parts of the State through vigorous and thorough security patrols.
Aruwan disclosed that the bandits were killed during an aerial mission carried out by the military forces over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area Council.
He added that aircraft conducted airstrike at the identified bandits’ location which was successful, saying that the strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed dead by the airstrike.
“Dozens of bandits neutralized in an aerial mission over Birnin Gwari LGA. More than two dozen bandits were reportedly neutralized on Wednesday in an aerial mission over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari local government area. This was reported by the air component of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS),” said the commissioner.
“According to the Operational Feedback, the aircraft conducted interdictions at the identified bandits’ location, which were successful. The strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed neutralized by the airstrike.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the feedback with thanks and commended the crew for a successful mission,” he added.