The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the discovery of bandit hideouts at Walawa, Yadi and Kuduru Hills areas of Kaduna during a special operation.
This was revealed on Wednesday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information who noted during an interview with newsmen that some of the logistics supplies of the bandits were destroyed during the raid by the troops.
Daramola said; “This was achieved in a joint air and ground operation executed on March 17, after credible intelligence reports and days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.
“It reveals that the bandits, after driving away the original inhabitants of the area, had continued to operate from the locations with impunity.
“Accordingly, the NAF detailed its attack aircraft to conduct a series of air raids at the bandits’ camps resulting in the destruction of some of the logistics facilities and structures housing the bandits as well as the neutralisation of several of them.
“The air strikes also paved the way for ground forces to conduct mop-up operations, supported by NAF combat helicopters.
“In all, no fewer than five commanders of Ansaru and a dozen bandits were neutralised in the operation.”
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information also said the operatives will do their best to ensure that bandits are eradicated from the North West Zone of the country.
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