Troops from the Nigerian Air Force have killed a notorious terrorist popularly known as Janari.
Janari was neutralised alongside members of his gang in air strikes by the air component of Operation Whirl Punch of the Nigerian Air force (NAF).
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information of the NAF, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, Janari and his murderous gang met their Waterloo on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
The NAF spokesperson added: “Janari and his cohorts have been responsible for several attacks and abductions within Kaduna State and along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.”
He said the strikes were authorised after Janari and his gang were sighted at a location near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Intelligence surveillance revealed that the criminals were massing up for a likely attack or kidnapping of vulnerable civilians, hence the need to immediately storm the location.
Gabkwet said similar air strikes were also carried out on January 20, 2024 on confirmed terrorists and kidnappers’ hideouts near Chukuba in Niger State with various degrees of success.
“Feedback after the strikes was also positive as it confirmed that the targets were neutralised and their mobility destroyed,” he said.
NAF promised to sustain its collaboration with other security agencies across all locations suspected of harbouring terrorists and kidnappers.