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About 46 bandits have been killed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) following a sustained bombardment of the hideout of a notorious kidnapping kingpin, Ali Kwaja, in the Rijana axis, along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Kaduna State.
The sustained air strikes which began on Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday, allegedly destroyed an armoury and a building occupied by Kwaja, eliminating scores of his gang members in the vicinity.
It is understood that recent attacks on travellers along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway necessitated the increased surveillance and intelligence along the road and environs to uncover bandits’ activities and their modus operandi in the area.
Some fleeing bandits after the initial strike were also trailed to a location, about 4km Southeast of Kaduna State NYSC Orientation Camp and were subsequently neutralized.