In a Monday airstrike, Nigerian authorities neutralized Ali Dogo, also known as Yellow, a notorious bandit boss in Kaduna State, along with 30 of his foot soldiers.
According to trustworthy military sources, Yellow and his fighters fled to one Alhaji Gwarzo’s house in Yadi, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna for refuge after NAF aircraft struck Yellow’s location in Niger State.
Unfortunately for Yellow and his fighters, a NAF aircraft struck Alhaji Gwarzo’s home while they were gathering, neutralizing everyone inside, including Yellow.
The same day, more terrorist-targeted strikes were carried out 33 nautical miles northwest of Mando in Kaduna State.
Several terrorists were murdered at the scene after credible intelligence indicated that terrorist leaders and their foot soldiers were gathering there for a conference under the cover of trees.
There is no question that the Air and Land Components of Operation Whirl Punch have been carrying out their mandate of consistently making determined attempts to purge the Joint Operations Area of terrorism, according to sources.
This has been demonstrated by the numerous victories in recent years in the elimination and neutralization of terrorists and other criminal elements.
After being contacted regarding the situation, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, a spokesman for the NAF, confirmed the strikes’ success and stated that “The Air Component will continue to sustain offensive operations against these criminal elements in collaboration with the Land Component and other security agencies to rid the Joint Operations Area and truly the entire Northwest of terrorism and other acts of criminality.”
“All the Air Component Commanders are on their toes to ensure they keep and meet up with the instruction,” he said, “in keeping with the directive of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, to NAF operational Commanders that terrorists and their likes are denied hiding spots.”