In a report made by the PUNCH, the Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Thunder Strike has killed some bandits.
These troops succeeded in clamping down these bandits after they raided their hideouts in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The number of bandits killed is 24 and this was confirmed in a statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
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In the statement, he indicated that the troops would continue to monitor the area adding that the bandits were killed during an aerial mission.
In his submission, he said;
“Dozens of bandits neutralised 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).
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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.”
This comes at a point where the state has seen the number of banditry cases grow in recent times. There have been attacks on the people states with the latest being the attack at the FAAN quarters.