Relying on operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, he said air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Gwagwada, Chikun, Kuduru, Chukuba, Erina, Kushaka, Dogon Gona, Kusasu, Sarkin Pawa, Kurebe and Falleli around the Kaduna-Niger interstate boundaries.
About 8km Northeast of Kushaka, bandits were sighted crossing a track to flee from the aircraft. They were promptly engaged and neutralized. Ground troops reported calm situations at Sarkin Pawa and Erina.
Another mission was conducted at the Birnin Gwari general area with an informant on board to identify bandit hideouts, which were then engaged with rockets.
A bandit scampering for cover within the woods was also neutralized.
Receiving the operational feedback, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the crews and commended them for the successful missions.