The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday said the air strikes undertaken by the air component of Operation Whirl Punch have neutralized a well-known terrorist and kidnap kingpin popularly known as Janari and several members of his syndicate.
Janari and his cohorts are reportedly responsible for several attacks and abductions within Kaduna State as well as along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, in a statement, said the were authorised after Janari and his gang were sighted at a location near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State
According to the statement, intelligence received after the strike revealed that Janari was indeed eliminated alongside several other terrorists/kidnappers.
“Similar air strikes were also carried out on 20 January 2024 on confirmed terrorists and kidnappers’ hideouts near Chukuba in Niger State with various degrees of success,” the statement said.