By G9ija

No fewer than 24 suspected bandits have been killed by the air component of Operation Thunder Strike in Birinin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The local government is one of the hotbeds of banditry and kidnapping in the state where many people have been killed and hundreds of others displaced from their homes.

Confirming the development, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that the bandits were killed during an aerial mission carried out by the troops over Ungwan Nacibi in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.

Aruwan said aircraft conducted airstrike at the identified bandits’ location, which were successful adding that the strikes were well on target as several bandits were confirmed dead by the airstrike.