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Air strike leads to arrest of 2 foreigners, disrupts bandits’ rustling




Some airikes executed by Operation Gama Aiki at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State have resulted in the disruption of the activities of a group of armed bandits operating in the area.

The air operations were conducted on the night of 28 and 29 June 2020 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.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters disclosed in a statement.

According to him, the Air Component engaged the bandits in multiple attacks leading to the neutralization of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds. Two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended.

While commending the Operation Gama Aiki Component for their dedication and professionalism, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, 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.