FORCE PROTECTION GROUP OF NAF 404 KADUNA THWARTS ARMED BANDITS’ RUSTLING OPERATION, RECOVERS 40 CATTLE ALONG KAUYA-TSAMIYA VILLAGE AXIS IN KADUNA STATE
1. Personnel of the 404 Force Protection Group (404 FPG) Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base Kaduna have thwarted an armed bandits’ attack along Kwauya-Tsamiya Village axis in Kaduna State. This occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 21 June 2020, following reports that some cattle rustlers/armed bandits had raided the Fulani settlements adjacent to the NAF Base and seized some heads of cattle from some herders at gun point.
2. A Rapid Response Force (RRF) Team was immediately dispatched to pursue and recover the rustled cattle. The RRF Team, supported by NAF Special Forces deployed to Operation BADAMAMAKI, in conjunction with the local vigilantes, quickly located the bandits and engaged them in a firefight causing them to retreat in multiple directions abandoning 40 cattle in the process. While there were no casualties to any civilian or NAF personnel in the encounter, some of the bandits managed to escape with gunshot wounds.
3. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the personnel of 404 FPG for their dedication and professionalism and urges them to sustain their efforts to curb the activities of bandits and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of our beloved country.
4. You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations
22 June 2020