In another development, the Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday launched a major offensive against bandits along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, killing many of the criminals in their camp.
The operation followed intelligence reports indicating that a cluster of huts and other structures at the location served as hideout for a notorious bandits’ leader, named ‘Major’ and his fighters.
The Defence Headquarters explained that six NAF aircraft undertaking five missions in a total of 13 sorties carried out a dawn raid on the cluster of huts housing the vagabonds.
This is coming 24 hours after bandits kidnapped over 10 persons on the road and also killed no fewer than five others.
Disclosing the development in a statement on Wednesday, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said the raid cleared the Kuku area of Kagarko Local Government Area of the bandits.
The military high command commended the troops for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations against the bandits.