The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) air strikes have killed the abductors’ kingpin, famously known as Janari, and several of his accomplices in Kaduna.
Janari and his accomplices were killed on Thursday, January 18, near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Air Vice Marshall Edward Gabkwet, NAF’s spokesperson, said this in a statement on Sunday, January 21.
According to Gabkwet, Janari and his accomplices were involved in several attacks and kidnaps within Kaduna State and along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
He said they launched the air strikes after Janari and his accomplices were sighted near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“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.
“Feedback after the strikes was also positive as it confirmed that the targets were neutralised and their mobility destroyed,” he said.