Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Chikun, Kusasu, Gadani, Gadani Station, Kwafe, Kuduru, Kugo, Dakolo, Kudame, Abulo, Gidan-Amale, Beni, Akilbu, Polewaya, Rijana and Rugu, in Kachia and Chikun local government areas.
According to a press statement issued by the State’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan,
“Nearly a dozen bandits with herds of cattle were sighted at Rugu, fleeing from the fighter jet. They were engaged and neutralised.
He further said that “in a second mission, the following locations were covered: Rahama, Tami, Sabon Birni, Galadimawa, Fatika, Sabuwa, Kutemeshi, Sabon Kuyello, Dogon-Dawa, Kaya, Damari, Ngade Allah, and adjoining settlements.
Following reports of bandits movement around Sabon-Kuyello, probing shots were fired into the forest. No unusual activities were observed thereafter.
A similar mission was carried out over Baba Doka, Sabon Madada, Goron Dutse and environs. Bandits were sighted in a convoy of motorcycles moving from Baba Maichoko, and were swiftly engaged and neutralised.
Furthermore, following reports of bandits’ activities at Ungwan-Gajere village where ten citizens had been earlier killed, missions were conducted over Kutemeshi, Sabon-Kuyello, Dogon-Dawa and adjoining settlements and the bandits were sighted at different locations within Gajere, and were neutralised in the forested locations.
Finally, armed reconnaissance was conducted over Rigasa, Faka, Kawuri, Kusasu, Chikun, Gwagwada, Gadani, Gadani Station, Kugo, Kugosi, Tawalli, Kofa, Sarkin Pawa, Sarkin Pawa-Polewire road and environs.
All locations covered were reported calm, and contact was established with ground troops at Sarkin-Pawa”.
Aruwan added that the State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, commended the troops and fighter-jet crews for relentless missions across the identified locations.