By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja
Defense Headquarters said on Tuesday that air strikes carried out by the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki in the Kasuwan Ango Community in the Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State have caused the interruption of the activities of a group of armed bandits, including two foreigners. operating in the area.
The successful air operations were carried out on the night of June 28 and the early hours of June 29, 2020, the aftermath of credible intelligence reports indicating that some bandits armed in black attire were seen on the move with large numbers of cattle stolen in the area.
The Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Major General John Enenche revealed this in a statement in Abuja.
Consequently, the Air Component sent a combat helicopter to attack the bandits in multiple waves of attack that led to the neutralization of some of the bandits, while some escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Two of the escaped bandits, who turned out to be foreigners, were later arrested. Military arrest two foreign armed bandits in Niger, disrupt cattle stealing operation
“While praising Operation Aiki Air Component for their dedication and professionalism, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, thanked all Nigerians for their support and encouraged the general public to continue to provide useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the country, “said Enenche.
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