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2019-10-07 Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian Airforce neutralises no fewer than 10 bandits near Kaduna
[PULSE.NG] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD), has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandidos at forests near Birnin Gwari and Janko Hill in Kaduna.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday.

"The operation was conducted yesterday, Oct. 5, following the directives by the OPHD Headquarters to resume kinetic operations against camps identified as harboring unrepentant armed bandidos.

"The decision was taken in the wake of the attack on troops’ location at Sunke in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State as well as the increased migration of bandidos towards the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State," he said.

Daramola explained that the attack on the bandidos was undertaken when a NAF helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission over the Birnin Gwari general area spotted several bandidos at the location and engaged them with its guns killing some of them.

He said some bandidos were similarly tracked to Janko Hill and equally neutralised.

Posted by Fred 2019-10-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [339 views ]  Top

#1 I suppose repentant bandits get the Navy.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-07 15:11||   2019-10-07 15:11|| Front Page Top

#2 I question if the 10 bandits were worth the cost of the jet fuel.
Posted by jpal 2019-10-07 18:16||   2019-10-07 18:16|| Front Page Top

#3 Nigerian airforce has jets?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-07 18:22||   2019-10-07 18:22|| Front Page Top

#4 Chinese, I think.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-07 18:23||   2019-10-07 18:23|| Front Page Top

#5 With techs?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-07 18:23||   2019-10-07 18:23|| Front Page Top

#6 Last I heard Pakistain was offering to train them. China did train them with the first delivery back in 2010 or something. The have Mig21s too.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-07 18:29||   2019-10-07 18:29|| Front Page Top

#7 Probably used choppers for this. Who would use ... jets to kill bandits ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-07 18:31||   2019-10-07 18:31|| Front Page Top

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