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Nigerian Air Force Kills Seven Wanted Terrorists In Kaduna Villages

December 5, 2022

The notorious bandits were eliminated in Kaduna State by airstrikes from two Nigerian Air Force attack jets.

Nigerian military fighter jets have reportedly eliminated seven wanted Zamfara terrorist kingpins.

The notorious bandits were eliminated in Kaduna State by airstrikes from two Nigerian Air Force attack jets.

PRNigeria reports that those killed included Jibrin Gurgu, Isah Jauro and Tambowal from Zamfara State. Other kingpins reportedly eliminated are Noti, Bala, Yunusa and Burti, a well-known associate of another wanted terrorist, Haladu Buharin Yadi.

A defence intelligence operative who spoke to medium said the operation was undertaken by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch at terrorist hideouts in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state.

The source said, "Recall that the strikes became necessary sequel to credible intelligence from reliable sources on heightened terrorists' activities in the general area.”


"Consequently, the strikes were authorized on 1 December 2022. Follow-up air interdiction missions were carried out against terrorists and enclaves in Tsofa and Riyawa in Igabi and Birnin Gwari LGA in Kaduna State," the source said.


According to the operative, feedback received also revealed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties from the 'hell' rained on them.


He said: "These air strikes have since been corroborated by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security, Sam Aruwan when in a press release on 2 December 2022, he stated that military air strikes identified and dislodged 8 terrorist camp while freeing 10 kidnapped victims in the process."


Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the NAF Spokesperson, confirmed the airstrikes to PRNigeria. 


He thanked Nigerians for the support they have been giving to the Air Force and other military arms, which have been instrumental to the successes recorded by the Nigerian military against terrorists lately.


He said, "The return of Internally Displaced Persons to their ancestral homes and the surrendering of over 10,000 terrorists, and members of their families, especially in the last 3 months in Borno State, as well as the ability of Nigerians to freely travel on the Kaduna -Abuja Road, and other hitherto dangerous routes are some of the signs that the efforts of the security agencies are indeed yielding some positive outcomes."