OVERVIEW OF: Kaduna: Air missions conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari, bandits engaged
The Kaduna State government has confirmed that air missions were conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari local government area.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said the “Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over the Ganga-Udawa-Manini and Koriga axis of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, in support of the Operation Taimako Yazo.”
“Normal traffic was observed along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road. At Ganga, the situation was the same with motorcycles seen moving in and out of the town.
“Troops likewise reported a calm situation at Ungwan Yako. No threats were observed at Koriga.” The statement said
“About seven motorcycles were seen dashing into Manini upon sighting the aircraft. They were engaged accordingly.
“However, some of the bandits abandoned their motorcycles and melted into the local population, preventing further engagement.”
“In a second mission, armed reconnaissance was carried out over Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, Buruku, Ungwan Yako, Ganga, Crossing Point, Polewire and adjoining settlements.
“No threats or suspicious activities were observed. Ground troops reported a calm situation at Udawa.
“A third mission covered the same areas, with similar results. Contact was established with ground troops at Buruku.
“Receiving the operational feedback, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the crews and the ground troops for successful operations and sustaining the tempo.
“Citizens are urged to report the presence of suspicious persons who may have fled from the air offensives and are taking refuge within adjoining communities.” The statement added