MILITARY AIRSTRIKES KILL SCORES OF BANDITS ALONG KADUNA-ABUJA EXPRESSWAY
The Nigerian Air Force has killed several armed bandits at Kuku area of Kagarko Local Government Area along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway axis of Kaduna State.
The operation was carried on Tuesday, November 17, following credible Human intelligence reports indicating that a cluster of huts and other structures at the location were used as hideout for a notorious bandits' leader, identified as Major, alongside his fighters.
Sequel to the reports, the NAF in what it called first wave deployed 6 aircrafts with 13 soldiers undertaking 5 missions to the target area, destroyed some of the structures housing Major, which led to the killing of some of the bandits.
In the second wave attack conducted by NAF helicopter gunship, scores of armed bandits lost their lives as the air support in conjunction with land soldiers attacked the bandits' hideout in Kuku.
The airstrikes provided cover for the ground soldiers to overwhelm and destroy the camp without effective resistance from the bandits.
The Kaduna-Abuja expressway has gained notoriety for the frequency of banditry attacks and Kidnappings that occur along the highway.
Eons Intelligence, on Sunday, November 15, reported that gunmen attacked and kidnapped commuters on the Expressway.
However, the Nigerian Army said it has rescued nine persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon, while two others lost their lives.
On October 4, the Nigerian Army killed two bandits along the route and recovered two locally fabricated guns from them.
Similarly, the Millitary killed 4 armed bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on September 2.
One AK 47 rifle and 5 rounds of 9mm with a magazine were recovered from the bandits.