The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) launched air strikes on Wednesday, killing 28 bandits, including bandit leader Alhaji Shanono in North Central Kaduna State.
On Monday, the military killed another 27 bandits in targeted airstrikes, bringing the number of those killed in the area this week to 55.
According to Edward Gabkwet, the NAF director of Public Relations and Information, he said the terrorists were eliminated following sustained air operations in the area.
Air Commodore Gabkwet said that following the air strikes, the insurgents released at least 26 kidnap victims.
On August 6 at Gazuwa, about 1.2 kilometres to Gargash, the military conducted an air strike following intelligence of infighting between Boko Haram fighters and members of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP).
“The state of confusion and disorder between the two factions presented an opportunity for a surprise strike by NAF’s pilots,” Air Commodore Gabkwet said.