VIDEO: NAF Jet Shells Rockets on Terrorìsts Camp in Arboko
The Video Link: https://youtu.be/RllDk3QDH_A
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has decimated a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) camp and neutralized some of their fighters at a settlement called Arboko in Borno State. The operation was conducted on 18 February 19 while a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform were providing close air support to troops of 82 Brigade Nigerian Army.
In the course of the operation, the ISR aircraft spotted a group of BHT fighters within Arboko village and vectored the Alpha Jet to engage their camp with rocket fire, thereby degrading the terrorists’ structures and neutralizing some of their fighters.
The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
NAF Intercepts Thugs, Cattle Rustlers in Kaduna
The Defence Headquarters directed the Armed Forces to carry out Operation SAFE CONDUCT to ensure peaceful and conducive atmosphere during the 2019 general elections.
In line with this, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, charged the Air Training Command (ATC), Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Kaduna with the responsibility of securing areas manned by its personnel to assist the Nigeria Police in maintaining law and order.
In the course of performing its duties, a Patrol Team from the 453 Base Services Group, NAF Kaduna, at about 2.45 am on 16 February 2019, intercepted 7 suspected thugs/bandits armed with dangerous weapons around the Hajj Camp, Mando.
The suspects are Abdullahi Adam, Halilu Rilwan, Lawal Hassan, Idris Yusuf, Kabir Muhammed, Badamasi Alhassan and Idris Abubakar.
They claimed to be members of a vigilante group enroute Buruku. Items recovered from them include:
a. 8 x Dane Gun.
b. 3 x Cutlass.
c. Volkswagen Golf 3 car without a plate number.
In a related development, around NECO Junction, Mando on 16 February 2019 at about 2.30 am, one Mr Abdulrauf Yusuf (AKA GORILLA FIGHTER), was arrested in company of one Mr Muhammad Bello in a Volkswagen Golf 3 car with Registration Number EG 181 ABS Abuja.
Furthermore, another suspect, Mr Shehu Yahaya, was arrested at Amana Kasuwa on 15 February 2019 at about 11.45 pm with 5 machetes and a knife. The suspects will be handed over today to the Police.
It is also necessary to inform you that, on 2 February 2019, the NAF Special Operations Team tasked with dealing with kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed banditry, intercepted a group of cattle rustlers at Riyawa Forest. In the face of superior fire power from the NAF Team, the cattle rustlers fled the scene abandoning 44 cows and 13 rams. The animals will be handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further action.
The 453 Base Services Group NAF Kaduna, under the guidance of the Air Officer Commanding, Air Training Command, AVM Mohammed Suleiman, will continue to work in synergy with other security agencies, to dominate its Area of Responsibility with aggressive patrols with a view to ensuring peace and security throughout Kaduna State so that law abiding citizens can go about their legitimate businesses without hindrance. Thank you for your attention.
Air Comdr Idi Sani
Commander 453 Base Service Group