The Kaduna State Government says the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) airstrike has neutralised bandits in aerial missions in Chikun, Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Kaduna.
“The air component of Operation Thunder Strike conducted a series of aerial missions across several locations, as reported in operational feedback from NAF to the Kaduna State Government.
“Armed reconnaissance was conducted over Erena, Kusasu, Kuduru, Kulefe, Kusherki and Shiroro in neighbouring Niger State as well as Chikun and environs, in Chikun LGA.
“Bandits were seen fleeing part of Kusasu in Chikun LGA of the state on motorcycles. They were trailed by the crew and subsequently neutralized,” he said.
According to him, normal activities have been restored following the armed reconnaissance conducted on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, Olam Farms, Rugu, Akilbu, Polewire Rijana, Katari, Jere, and adjoining settlements.
He said that normal human activities and free flow of traffic were observed along the highway and rail line as all locations scanned were reported calm with no threats observed.