January 27, 2023

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Kaduna: Fighter jets kill bandits in aerial assault  


The Air Element of Operation Whirl Punch has continued aerial assaults on recognized bandit enclaves round Kaduna state over the past week, Kaduna state Commissioner for Inside Safety and Dwelling Affairs Mr. Samuel Aruwan has stated. 

Aruwan stated, “Operational suggestions to the Kaduna state authorities, a serious enclave south of Kidandan, Giwa LGA, which was confirmed because the hideout of a bandit Alhaji Ganai, was struck and destroyed. The bandit and several other others have been neutralised within the strike. 

“The hideout of bandit Ali Kawaje in Birnin Gwari LGA was equally focused and destroyed, in addition to these of bandits Musa Pajelo and Kachalla Bello. Targets have been additionally engaged and destroyed in Walawa space, Fadaman Kanauta, and Kuduru. Bandits have been sighted and neutralized in areas 4km southwest of Alhaji Ishiaka, 6km northeast of Maguzawa, and 2km west of Yelwa. 

“A number of armed bandits have been sighted and neutralized at Dankero, Giwa LGA. Areas coated in Chikun LGA embrace Gwagwada Forest, Kugosi, Godani, Twali, Gwagwada, Sarkin Pawa, Kabai, Kabusu Hills, Amara Hills, Sabon Gayan and Polewire. An energetic location was engaged and destroyed about 4km south of Godani. 

“Moreover, armed reconnaissance was carried out over Rima, Riyawa, Rumana, the Kaduna Airport space and adjoining areas in Igabi LGA. Different areas coated by aerial patrols embrace Galadimawa, Kidandan, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro, Maganda, Goron Dutse, Sararai, Kushaka, Kuriga, Manini, Kuduru, Yelwa and Sabon Birni, spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Igabi LGAs. 

“Reconnaissance continued alongside the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway, Buruku, Kurmin Dande, Damba, Ungwan Yako, Udawa, Gagafada, and Kamfanin Doka. The aerial missions prolonged to the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and Railway, together with Jaka da Rabi, Olam Farms, Rijana, Katari and Jere. Regular human and vehicular actions have been noticed. The identical was the case in Hanawanka, Kukoki, Kadaga, Durumi, Pongu Geri and Kundu. 

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“Fighter jets maintained a presence over Ungwan Madaki in Kamazou, Chikun LGA. Kutura, Iburu, Kajuru, Kachia and Kankomi have been additionally coated. 

“Governor Nasir el-Rufai famous the report with gratitude, and praised the fighter crews for his or her thoroughness and consistency. Floor and air patrols will proceed in these and different areas across the state,” Aruwan stated.