The Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Thunder Strike on Thursday killed 24 Bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The development was disclosed in a statement released by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
Aruwan noted that the troops would continue to monitor the troubled area through vigorous security patrols.
The Commissioner said the bandits were killed during an aerial mission carried out by the troops over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
He added that aircraft conducted airstrike at the identified bandits’ location which was successful, saying that the strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed dead by the airstrike.
The commissioner 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).”
“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.”
In another development, top leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP and some of their followers have been killed by the Nigerian Army in Borno.
Two commanders of the terrorist group identified as Amir Abu-Rabi and Mohamed Likita and their bodyguards and fighters, were killed in the attack.