Military forces kill many bandits in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa, Chikun LGAs
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
March 11, 2021
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The government of Kaduna State has confirmed that several bandits were counteracted, and their camps were destroyed in joint ground and air patrols carried out across Igabi, Giwa, Birnin Gwari, and Chikun local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement by the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
The Commissioner said, “Several aerial missions were conducted covering locations in Birnin Gwari, Giwa Igabi, and Chikun local government areas. These missions were carried out in tandem with ground patrols in the areas.
“According to operational feedback, the first aerial mission covered the Riyawa camp, which was engaged with rockets.
“Close air support was then given to troops of Operation Taimako Yazo along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, covering Crossing Point, Udawa, Buruku, Koriga, Polewire, and environs. Normal activities were observed across all areas.
“Another pass was made over the Birnin Gwari area with an informant on board the aircraft to identify target locations.
“Some bandits sighted fleeing the area were also neutralized.”
However, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai eulogized the troops and fighter jet crews for the extensive joint missions and commended their commitment, thoroughness, and dedication to the service of their fatherland.