By Andah John
The Nigerian Air Force has begun aerial surveillance of communities and forests located in Kaduna south, to locate suspected herdsmen that have been attacking the villages.
Air Vice Marshal Christopher Okoye, Air Officer Commanding, explained that the exercise is part of the efforts by the force to strike the armed bandits.
The AOC further assured Nigerians that the force is determined to partner other security agencies to end herdsmen attacks in the country.
He also said that the air surveillance would assist in identifying criminal hideouts and provide useful information for quick action.
Air Force plans sustained airstrikes
Okoye did note that the exercise would be sustained until insurgency is completely brought to a halt.
This air surveillance is commencing after weeks of coordinated attacks in Jemaa, Kauru, Kaura local government areas of Kaduna state.
The command also nabbed a suspected bandit that has been terrorising communities and recovered some dangerous weapons from him.