May 21, 2024
Joint ground & air operations continue at locations in Kaduna LGAs
End attacks on workers, protesters, SERAP tells El-Rufai --- SERAP
– By Alison Godswill

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Air platforms have conducted armed reconnaissance over locations in some Local Government Areas of Kaduna state to rid the state of bandits.

In a statement by Samuel Aruwan ,Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State,on Wednesday, the areas covered included Albasu, Rahama, Sabon Birni, Rikau, Fadama Kanauta, Kaya, Fatika, Doka, Galadimawa, Kerawa, Kidandan, Yadi, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Sabuwa, Damari, Saulawa, Takama, the Kuduru-Ungwan Yako track, and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, all spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas.

According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the fighter jet crew scanned the Kidandan-Doka axis following reports of suspicious activities. However, no contact was made. Normal activities were observed at all locations covered.

In a second mission, the fighter jet covered the Birnin Gwari-Funtua axis, Kampanin Doka, Basawa, Naganda, Farin Ruwa, Nachubi, Kwasakwasa, Sabon Kuyello, Sabon Layilasan, Dogon Muazu, Kidandan, Yadi, Dogon Dawa, Sabon Birni and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.

Radio and visual contact was maintained with ground troops during the mission. All locations were calm with normal human and vehicular activities observed.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with thanks, and encouraged the troops and fighter jet crews to sustain the momentum and deny bandits respite.

Regular aggressive patrols will continue with in these and other areas of interest across the state.

The Kaduna State Government is awaiting operational feedback from interior locations in Birnin Gwari local government, along its boundaries with Zamfara, Niger and Katsina states.

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