• News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: November 20, 2022

Operation Whirl Punch Erases Bandits Camps In Kaduna

Nigerian Air Force's Operation Whirl Punch has reportedly destroyed additional 10 bandits enclaves in Kaduna in the past week.

This is according to the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday.

The information is contained in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government.

Afuwan listed the destroyed enclaves to include some at south of Kidandan, Giwa local government which was confirmed as the hideout of a bandit Ganai, adding that he (Ganai) and other bandits were killed in the process.

"The hideout of bandit Ali Kawaje in Birnin Gwari LGA was similarly targeted and destroyed, as well as those of bandits Musa Pajelo and Kachalla Bello.

"Targets were also engaged and destroyed in Walawa area, Fadaman Kanauta, and Kuduru. Bandits were sighted and neutralized in locations 4km southwest of Alhaji Ishiaka, 6km northeast of Maguzawa, and 2km west of Yelwa," said the statement Aruwan personally signed.

The statement added that some armed bandits were sighted and neutralized at Dankero, Giwa local government area.

"Areas covered in Chikun LGA include Gwagwada Forest, Kugosi, Godani, Twali, Gwagwada, Sarkin Pawa, Kabai, Kabusu Hills, Amara Hills, Sabon Gayan and Polewire.

"An active location was engaged and destroyed about 4km south of Godani."

The statement added that armed reconnaissance was carried out over Rima, Riyawa, Rumana, the Kaduna Airport area and adjoining locations in Igabi LGA. 

"Other areas covered by aerial patrols  include Galadimawa, Kidandan, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro, Maganda, Goron Dutse, Sararai, Kushaka, Kuriga, Manini, Kuduru, Yelwa and Sabon Birni, spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Igabi LGAs."

"Reconnaissance continued along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, Buruku, Kurmin Dande, Damba, Ungwan Yako, Udawa, Gagafada, and Kamfanin Doka."

"The aerial missions extended to the Kaduna-Abuja Road and Railway, including Jaka da Rabi, Olam Farms, Rijana, Katari and Jere. Normal human and vehicular activities were observed.

"The same was the case in Hanawanka, Kukoki, Kadaga, Durumi, Pongu Geri and Kundu," he added.

After the bombardment, the commissioner said fghter jets maintained a presence over Ungwan Madaki in Kamazou, Chikun, Kutura, Iburu, Kajuru, Kachia and Kankomi areas.

Aruwan noted that Governor Nasir El Rufa'i was very pleased with the news.

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