The Kaduna State Government on Thursday confirmed that the Nigerian troops neutralized armed bandits in aerial missions over locations in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
This was confirmed by the State Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan
The statement added that, “Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Sararai and Dogon Gona in Birnin Gwari local government area.
“About 6km Northeast of Sararai, bandits huts were observed and engaged accordingly. A similar situation was reported at Dogon Dawa, with active bandits huts duly engaged.”
“Further missions were conducted over Gagafada, Gunki, Kushaka, Kugu, Polewire, and Crossing Point. All locations covered were reported calm.
“Another mission reported active makeshift tents at Alhaji Bokolo. The location was engaged with rockets. Fleeing bandits from the initial salvo were mopped up with cannons.
“At Ruwan Tofa, suspicious movement of motorcycles was observed as riders scampered for safety on sighting the aircraft. ”
The statement said Aruwan further added that, “Ground troops at Birnin Gwari, Gagafada and Udawa reported calm situations.
“Receiving the operational feedback, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his gratitude and commended the forces for the successful missions. “