Ogun - The Nigerian Air Force has resumed the aerial bombardment of hideouts of the vandals in the Ogun State axis of Arepo, launching fresh air strikes on Friday, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the NAF resumed the current attack after gunshots were heard firing from deep inside the mangrove forest following the visit of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and other top security personalities to the area on Thursday.
A top security source said that the NAF deployed an Augusta helicopter for the operation which struck some locations of the vandals.
The source said that the helicopter which commenced operation in the afternoon was still carrying out the onslaught on the hiding militants as of 3pm on Friday.
A senior military officer said that the helicopter was deployed in the area after the vandals were sighted by a surveillance aircraft.
News24 previously reported that several soldiers, policemen and the men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were deployed to Arepo after five days of intense aerial operations by the Nigerian Air Force
Men of the Armed Forces and other security operatives smashed the defence of the militants.
Investigation revealed that the Special Boat Service of the Nigerian Navy led the ground assault against the vandals by 3pm on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the SBS operatives met little or no resistance as they fired their way into the heart of the vandals’ empire where several innocent security men were killed and buried.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the commencement of the ground action against the vandals.
- News 24