Military Bombs Bandits, Police Kill Nine Kidnappers on Abuja- Kaduna Highway

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  • NAF loses airman in parachuting accident  
  • I did not intend to discredit traditional rulers, says Dan-Ali  
  • Group raises the alarm over N1bn ransom paid kidnappers

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

As security agencies ramped up pressure on bandits, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet and helicopter gunship bombed their logistics base in Kagara Forest in Zamfara State, killing four bandits.

In the same vein, the Nigerian Police killed nine suspected kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and recovered a cache of arms.

However, NAF said it lost an airman, Corporal Meshak IIya Komo, during a parachuting accident.

A statement issued in Abuja said the incident occurred during a training exercise.

This is coming as the Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), yesterday said his statement on Zamfara crisis was based on information available to the Ministry of Defence and not meant to discredit Zamfara State’s traditional…



Source: Thisday Newspaper