In continuation of its offensive over identified bandit hideouts, air platforms on Tuesday conducted armed missions over locations in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State.
According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State government, armed reconnaissance was carried out over Gayam, Gagafada, Gwaska, Goron Dutse and environs.
Bandits on motorcycles were sighted at Gayam, and were neutralized by the fighter jet crew after a short delay due to visibility.
The state Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement, explained that a suspected bandit settlement was sighted just Southeast of Goron Dutse, which was subjected to further scans, adding that all other areas were calm with no threats observed.
According to the statement, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction at the latest operational feedback, and commended the Military for the highly pro-active missions.
In another development, security agencies informed the Kaduna state government that a minor was rescued from kidnappers around Mando, Igabi local government area.
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In response to a distress call from the victims’ parents, the Divisional Police Officer, Rigasa, and the Army officer in charge of the general area mobilized to the location, and evacuated the child.
The statement said the victim has been re-united with his parents.
Governor El-Rufai expressed his joy at the news, and commended the lead officers for their prompt response and exemplary dedication to duty.
The Governor has directed the Ministry to issue a special commendation to the officers in the light of the rescue.