Troops of Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch have neutralized scores of fleeing bandits in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State.
The bandits who were said to be shooting, rustling cattle, looting properties and committing other heinous crimes, around 9:44am at Sabon Layi village in Birnin Gwari LGA had already left before the arrival of troops.
According to the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, The Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch who were contacted for action responded promptly to the location but on arrival at Sabon Layi, a thorough scan revealed normal human activities at the reported location.
However, about four kilometers North of Sabon Layi village, the bandits were sighted fleeing for cover from the aircraft. They were engaged and neutralized in several passes.
He said, “No further movement was observed after the strike. The aircraft sustained its presence overhead before withdrawing.
Governor El-Rufai while waiting for formal report has praised the Air Component for the prompt action, and conveyed his gratitude for neutralizing the fleeing bandits.