By Achadu Gabriel
Joint Ground and Air operations in various locations in four most terrorized areas of Birinin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi, local government areas in kaduna state has continuously been intensified, kaduna state government daily security update has revealed.
“Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Albasu, Rahama, Sabon Birni, Rikau, Fadama Kanauta, Kaya, Fatika, Doka, Galadimawa, Kerawa, Kidandan, Yadi, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Sabuwa, Damari, Saulawa, Takama, the Kuduru-Ungwan Yako track, and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, all spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas”, it stated.
According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, issued on Wednesday and signed by internal security and Home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the fighter jet crew scanned the Kidandan-Doka axis following reports of suspicious activities. However, no contact was made. Normal activities were observed at all locations covered.
“In a second mission, the fighter jet covered the Birnin Gwari-Funtua axis, Kampanin Doka, Basawa, Naganda, Farin Ruwa, Nachubi, Kwasakwasa, Sabon Kuyello, Sabon Layilasan, Dogon Muazu, Kidandan, Yadi, Dogon Dawa, Sabon Birni and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.
“Radio and visual contact was maintained with ground troops during the mission. All locations were calm with normal human and vehicular activities observed.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with thanks, and encouraged the troops and fighter jet crews to sustain the momentum and deny bandits respite.
“Regular aggressive patrols will continue with in these and other areas of interest across the state.
“The Kaduna State Government is awaiting operational feedback from interior locations in Birnin Gwari local government, along its boundaries with Zamfara, Niger and Katsina states”, the statement added.