By Hannah Nathan,Warri
In the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the air component of Operation Whirl Punch, has successfully eliminated no less than thirty terrorists and kidnappers in an airstrike along the Kwiga-Kampanin Doka angle.
According to a statement made on Monday in Abuja, AVM Edward Gabkwet, the Director of Public Relations and Information for the Nigerian Air Force, disclosed this.
Gabkwet said, the military get brief about the perpetrators’ travelling along the axis, and quickly moved in and clampdown the terrorists.
He further stated that the intelligence also showed that the same syndicate was behind other attacks and kidnappings of defenseless villagers in Birnin Gwari, in addition to the ambush on troops in Kwanan Mutuwa on January 27.
According to Gabkwet, a methodical and thorough scan turned up a trail of terrorists traveling in a convoy of roughly fifteen motorcycles, each carrying two or more armed terrorists.
“Accordingly, the terrorists were trailed to a location where they converged before they were engaged and neutralised in a precision strike.
“The aftermath of the air strike revealed that several of the terrorists were eliminated as a result of the strike,” he added.