2 Foreigners Arrested As Airstrikes Disrupts Bandits Cattle Rustling In Niger

June 30, 2020
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The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have arrested two foreigners as the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI disrupted armed bandits rustling operation in Niger State.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche said the airstrikes were executed by the air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.

He said the successful air operations were conducted on the night of 28 and early hours of 29 June 2020 sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that some armed bandits in black attire were seen on the move with a large number of rustled cattle in the area.

“Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched a helicopter gunship to engage the bandits in multiple waves of attack leading to the neutralisation of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended,” he said

The Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar while commending the Operation GAMA AIKI Air Component for their dedication and professionalism also thanked Nigerians for their support to the service.

The CAS further encouraged the general public to continue to provide useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.

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