In the meantime, Nigerian Air Force jets have pounded terrorist strongholds around Kaduna State, killing a large number of bandits while allowing some kidnapped prisoners to escape.
Yesterday, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said that operational feedback to the Kaduna State government provided information of these missions.
He stated that in the Kawara region of Igabi LGA, a strike was conducted on an identified bandit location, and three bandits were reported to have been neutralized, allowing some kidnapped victims to escape.
Additionally, Aruwan stated: ”Similarly, in Walawa, Giwa LGA, an active location was targeted and struck successfully.
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”In Chikun LGA, armed surveillance was carried out over Faka, Kangon Kadi, Damba, Ungwan Turai, Galbi, Gwagwada and environs. Terrorists were sighted about 4km Northwest of Godani, and neutralized.
“In Kuduru, an active terrorists’ location was sighted and struck with rockets. In Igabi LGA, operations were conducted over Riyawa, 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 encountered.
“The Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and adjoining areas were similarly covered: Buruku, Labi, Udawa, Manini and Polewire up to Kajuru, Jaka da Rabi and Maguzawa.”
“Normal activities were observed during aerial patrols over Kajuru, Kankomi, Kutura, Kuzo, Ungwan Magami and Ruga areas.
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