Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over locations in Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas, including: Gajere, Sabon Kuyello, Ungwan Farinbatu, Sabuwa, Kutemeshi, Dogon Muazu, Dogon Dawa, Kidandan, Sabon Birni, Galadimawa, Rikau, Yadi, Kuduru, Nacibi, Farin Ruwa and adjoining settlements.
According to the operational feedback, bandits were sighted with herds of cattle just south of Galadimawa. They were engaged and neutralized by the crew.
Similarly, bandits were sighted at Nacibi fleeing southwards on motorcycles. They were engaged accordingly and neutralized. A group of huts was also observed to be active with bandits, and was engaged with rockets.
All other locations covered were reported quiet with no suspicious activities, while contact was established with ground troops at Sabon Birni and Dogon Dawa.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the feedback with thanks, and commended the crew for a successful mission .
Aggressive ground and air patrols will continue in the general area.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.