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Hoodlums Cornered as NAF Lanches bombing raids on Benue Communities

NAF lanches bombing raids on benue communities
NAF lanches bombing raids on benue communities

Hoodlums Cornered as NAF Lanches bombing raids on Benue Communities

Air strikes have been conducted on at least three Benue State communities, by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force. The operation took place on Saturday, June 16, and lasted for over several hours.

It was gathered that the operation was confirmed by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya. Adesanya pointed out that he could not reveal further details, while acknowledging that it is an ongoing operation.

He said: “It is true that the NAF aircrafts are involved in an operation together with other security services in Katsina-Ala. But the operation is still ongoing and I cannot disclose further details.”

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The air strikes were reportedly carried out along the Katsina-Ala to Zaki Biam and Wukari Road; and the affected villages included Gbise, Ayaka and environs. According to a source, the raids could be a reprisal on hoodlums in the communities, who launched an attack last week, on the commander of the Nigerian Army Engineering Corps, Maj Gen John Malu, in his hometown in Tse Adoor, Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue state.

The source reportedly stated: “Gbise, Ayaka and other nearby villages in Katsina-Ala were on Saturday bombarded by the Air Force. These are reprisal attacks by the military to clear the hoodlums who attacked Maj Gen Malu when he was home last week. “There were mortars, artillery pieces, assault rifles and aerial bombardments.”

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