Airstrikes Disrupts Bandits’ Cattle Rustling Operation, Arrest 2 Foreigners in Niger State

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

Defence Headquarters say, Air Strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA), Niger State have disrupted the activities of a group of armed bandits operating in the area.

This successful air operations were conducted on the night of 28 and early hours of 29 June 2020.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations disclosed this to Enugu Reporters said, the strikes were executed sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that some armed bandits in black attire were seen on the move with a large number of rustled cattle in the area.

Enenche added that, the Air Component dispatched a helicopter gunship to engage the bandits in multiple waves of attack leading to the neutralization of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds.

According to him, two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended.

He noted that while commending the Operation Gama Aiki Air Component for their dedication and professionalism, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has thanked all Nigerians for their support and encouraged the general public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.

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