The Kaduna State government yestetday confirmed the killings of several bandits across four local government areas of the State.
This was contained in an issued statement by Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
He said, “Air platforms carried out several armed missions across identified locations spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas. According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, areas covered were Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, Buruku, Ungwar Yako, Udawa, Polewire, Crossing Point, Gagafada, Kugu, Kampani Doka, Gwaska, Goron Dutse and adjoining settlements.
“Bandits were spotted with cattle about 9km north of Gidan Audu and were duly neutralised. This was the same situation just southwest of the same location. More bandits were similarly sighted at Gbakopai and were also neutralized. At the foot of high ground west of the village, more bandits with cattle were sighted and engaged.”
“Furthermore, armed bandits were sighted at Gagafada attempting to cross from Polewire to Kampanin Doka, and were neutralized by the fighter jet crew.
“At the Gadani area, bandits in a convoy of about 12 motorcycles were sighted crossing the rail line west of Gadani station and were engaged accordingly. Bandits with herds of cattle were also engaged further west of the same vicinity. Over Kwafe general area, bandits on motorcycles were seen moving out of Kwafe village towards Chikun and were engaged with rounds.” the statement said
“In another mission covering Giwa LGA, a settlement was sighted at Yadi, active with bandits, and was engaged robustly, with many bandits neutralised.
Aruwan added that, “Further patrols will be conducted in these and other areas across the State”.