NAF neutralise terrorist leader, Alhaji Shanono and 17 others in Kaduna airstrikes
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralised a terrorist leader, Alhaji Shanono and 18 others following an intensive air operations in Kaduna State.
This is disclosed in a press release by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, on Wednesday, August 10, after the Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Oladayo Amao’s visit to the State to review ongoing operations.
“In the Northwest specifically, the effect of strikes undertaken by NAF aircraft have revealed that several terrorists’ have been eliminated and their enclaves destroyed. One of such strikes which occurred yesterday, 9 August 2022 resulted in the elimination of a well known terrorist leader operating in Kaduna State,” the statement read.
“Indeed, following receipt of intelligence on 9 August 2022 that the terrorists’ kingpin, Alhaji Shanono, had scheduled a meeting with his foot soldiers at Ukambo, a village about 131 km from Kaduna, the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch dispatched aircraft for interdiction mission at the location
“Overhead the location, terrorists were sighted under clusters of trees at the foot of Ukambo high ground and after ensuring the absence of civilian settlements within the location, the crew received the authorization to strike.
The Nigerian Air Force also killed the terror mastermind, Faca-Faca who they claimed was behind the attack on President Buhari’s convoy in Katsina few weeks ago.