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Air force ‘kills bandit kingpin’ in Kaduna

Air force ‘kills bandit kingpin’ in Kaduna
October 10
21:51 2022

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly killed Ali Dogo, an alleged bandit leader in Kaduna. 

According to PUNCH, Dogo, who was also known as Yellow, was killed alongside 30 of his foot soldiers in an airstrike conducted by the air component of operation Whirl Punch over the weekend.

A source was quoted to have said that the bandit leader and his men had fled from Niger state to one Alhaji Gwarzo’s house at Yadi in Giwa LGA for safety, following NAF’s sustained bombardments on his location in Niger.

“Unfortunately for them, while they were having a meeting, NAF aircraft struck Alhaji Gwarzo’s house, leaving everybody in the building neutralised including Yellow,” the source was quoted.

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Edward Gabkwet, NAF’s spokesperson, who confirmed the airstrikes said troops would keep up bombardment of non-state actors in the north-west.

“The air component in keeping with the directive of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, would 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 indeed the entire Northwest of terrorism and other acts of criminality,” he said.

In September, scores of bandits were reportedly killed in an operation by NAF troops in Zamfara state.

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Bello Turji, a bandit kingpin, was said to have escaped.

 

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