A notorious terrorist, Ali Dogo, a.k.a Yellow and 30 of his fighters have reportedly been killed by Nigerian Air Force’ airstrikes in Kaduna State.
The raid was reportedly executed by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch on October 8, 2022 in Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
A security source told PRNigeria that Mr Dogo and accomplices fled Niger State to Giwa Local Government Area in Kaduna following intensified airstrikes on their former hideout.
The terrorists were hiding at the residence of one Alhaji Gwarzo at Yadi in the Giwa council area before they were eliminated by the airstrikes.
“Unfortunately for Yellow and his fighters, while they were having a meeting, NAF aircraft struck Alhaji Gwarzo’s house, leaving everybody in the building dead including Yellow,” the newspaper quoted the military source as saying.
Meanwhile, separate airstrikes targeted a terrorists’ location 33km North-west of Mando in Kaduna, also resulting in the killing of many of the terrorists.
“Following credible intelligence of terrorist leaders and their foot soldiers converging under tree covers at the location for a meeting, the location was struck with several terrorists killed,” a security source said.
The Nigerian Air Force’s spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the airstrikes to PRNigeria adding that the Air Component is keeping with the directive of the Chief of Air Staff, Oladayo Amao, to sustain the offensive against the terrorists.
The Director of NAF Public Relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the airstrikes.
“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 indeed the entire Northwest of terrorism and other acts of criminality.” Gabkwet said.