A notorious bandit leader in Kaduna State, Ali Dogo, and 30 of his fighters have been killed through bombardments by the Nigeria Air Force.
It was learnt that Dogo, also known as Yellow, and his gang members, were killed by airstrikes undertaken by the Air Component of Operation WHIRL Punch, over the weekend.
Confirming the bombardments of Yellow and his fighters, a defence intelligence source said that the bandit leader, and his gang had fled from Niger State to one Alhaji Gwarzo’s house at Yadi in Giwa Local Government Area for safety, following NAF aircrafts sustained bombardments on his location in Niger State recently.
The source said: “Unfortunately for Yellow and his fighters, while they were having a meeting, NAF aircraft struck Alhaji Gwarzo’s house, leaving everybody in the building neutralized including Yellow.”
Meanwhile, separate bombardments same day, targeted at terrorists in Northwest of Mando, Kaduna State were also undertaken.
“Following credible intelligence of terrorists leaders and their foot soldiers converging under tree covers at the location for a meeting, the location was struck with several terrorists killed.”
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, NAF Spokesperson, confirmed the successful strikes, saying: “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.”