Notorious kidnap kingpin killed in airstrike in Kaduna

A kidnap kingpin popularly known as Janari has been killed alongside his cohorts in air strikes carried out by the Nigerian Air Force. 


NAF’s spokesperson, Air Vice Marshall, Edward Gabkwet, said Janari and his cohorts were killed on Thursday, January 18, at a location near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area.


They are accused of carrying out several attacks and abductions within Kaduna State and along Abuja-Kaduna highway. The air strikes were authorized after Janari and his gang were sighted at a location near Gadar Katako in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.


The statement read; 


“Intelligence received after the strike revealed that Janari was indeed eliminated alongside several other terrorists/kidnappers. 

“Similar air strikes were also carried out on 20 January 2024 on confirmed terrorists and kidnappers’ hideouts near Chukuba in Niger State with various degrees of success. 

“Feedback after the strikes was also positive as it confirmed that the targets were neutrlized and their mobility destroyed.”

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