The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully rescued three kidnap victims who had been held captive for weeks through its 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) in Gusau, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.
NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya confirmed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.He said, ”The mission, which was conducted by NAF Special Forces personnel, followed human intelligence reports and subsequent confirmation by NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, of the hideout of the armed bandits.
“The recently deployed EC-135 helicopter and one of the NAF’s ISR platforms provided the needed air support for the Special Forces to execute the rescue mission.”More coordinated air and ground operations will be executed in the coming weeks towards improving the security situation in the State.
The NAF recently deployed a weaponized EC-135 helicopter to 207 QRG Gusau as part of efforts to intensify the fight against banditry in Zamfara State.
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