The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), and the Nigeria Police Force On Wednesday said it discovered new bandits hideout during a special operation at Walawa, Yadi and Kuduru Hills areas of Kaduna.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, while disclosing this to newsmen on Wednesday said some of their logistics supplies were destroyed during the raid.
He said “This was achieved in a joint air and ground operation executed on March 17, after credible intelligence reports and days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.
“It reveals that the bandits, after driving away the original inhabitants of the area, had continued to operate from the locations with impunity.
“Accordingly, the NAF detailed its attack aircraft to conduct a series of air raids at the bandits’ camps resulting in the destruction of some of the logistics facilities and structures housing the bandits as well as the neutralisation of several of them.
“The air strikes also paved the way for ground forces to conduct mop-up operations, supported by NAF combat helicopters.
“In all, no fewer than five commanders of Ansaru and a dozen bandits were neutralised in the operation.”
He also said the operation will do their best to ensure that bandits are eradicated from the North West Zone of the country.