NAF Airstrikes Neutralise Bandits In Kaduna (

NAF Airstrikes Neutralise Bandits In Kaduna


The government of Kaduna state disclosed on Wednesday, April 12, that bandits fleeing from an attack scene were eliminated by air strikesin the BirninGwari local government area of the state.


The suspected bandits were shooting and committing heinous crimes, leading to residents scampering for safety.1313After the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch was contacted, they swiftly responded, eliminating the criminals.


Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement.1313At around 944am, the Ministry received a distress call of armed bandits attacking Sabon Layi village in Birnin Gwari LGA.1313It was confirmed that the bandits were shooting, rustling cattle, looting properties and committing other heinous crimes, a situation which had residents scampering for safety.1313Immediately, the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch was contacted for action, and the unit responded promptly to the location.1313On arrival at Sabon Layi, a thorough scan revealed normal human activities at the reported location.

The aircraft sustained its presence overhead before withdrawing.1313While the government awaits a formal report on the initial attack in Sabon Layi village, Governor Nasir ElRufai has praised the Air Component for the prompt action, and conveyed his gratitude for neutralizing the fleeing bandits.1313

However, about four kilometers North of Sabon Layi village, the bandits were sighted fleeing for cover from the aircraft.

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