NAF kills bandits in aerial strikes, frees hostages
Assets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), during aerial patrols over identified bandits’ enclaves of Karawa, Igabi Local Council of Kaduna State, neutralised a good number of the criminals, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has disclosed.
According to Aruwan, three bandits were confirmed killed by the strike in Kawara area and some kidnap victims were able to escape from the area.
Similarly, he added that in Walawa, Giwa Local Council, an active location was targeted and struck successfully.
Also, in Chikun Local Council, Aruwan said armed surveillance was carried out over Faka, Kangon Kadi, Damba, Ungwan Turai, Galbi, Gwagwada and environs.
Terrorists were reportedly sighted about four kilometres north-west of Godani, and were neutralised.
He stated: “In Kuduru, an active terrorists’ location was sighted and struck with rockets. In Igabi, operations were conducted over Riyawa, Alhaji Isiaka, Rima, Riyawa, Rumana, Ungwan Liman, Mai Gishiri and the Kaduna Airport area, with no significant activity noticed. A similar situation obtained in Sabon Birnin, Anaba, Malumi, Wusono and Kerawa.
“Also covered by the aerial patrols were the Kaduna-Abuja road and rail line, as well as Jere, Katari, Olam Farms, Gwagwada, Sarkin Pawa, Abulo, Mangoro, Chikwale and environs. Normal human and vehicular activities were observed, with no threats.”