By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Air platforms have conducted armed reconnaissance over Rahama, Albasu, Sabon Birni, Rikau, Fadama Kanauta, Kerawa, Galadimawa, Kaya, Fatika, Doka, Kidandan, Saulawa, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Yadi, Damari, Takama, Sabuwa, Ungwar Yako and the connecting track to Kuduru, and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, all in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi and Giwa local government areas.
According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan in a signed statement on Friday 5th, February 2021 said bandits with herds of cattle were sighted about 11km northwest of Sabon Birni attempting to take cover from the fighter jet. They were engaged and neutralized.
Ground troops at Sabon Birni reported a calm situation. All other areas covered were likewise calm with no suspicious activity observed.
Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai commended the troops and crew for a successful mission and encouraged them to sustain the tempo.
Vigorous ground and air patrols will continue in the general area.