By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) of the Nigerian Air force (NAF), Gusau on Wednesday arrested 16 suspected bandits while participating in the ongoing operation Sharan Daji in the state.
A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said the disclosure was made by outgoing Commander of the Unit, Group Captain Caleb Olayera, while receiving the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was on an operational tour of the NAF unit in Gusau.
He said aside from its ground operations, 207 QRG had been conducting air operations such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, armed reconnaissance and Close Air Support, as part of its contributions to the DHQ-led Operation Sharan Daji.
“In addition, the Unit had recovered 3 guns, 7 cartridges and a magazine loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition from suspected armed bandits”, he said.
He added that the NAF Unit had rescued 3 injured villagers at Boko Village as well as 5 policemen held hostage, in addition to liberating 3 kidnapped victims.
“In the course of its operations, 207 QRG had also arrested a major hard drugs dealer, who was promptly handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution”, he said.