NAF Neutralizes Terrorist Leader in Precision Strikes  - The Top Society

NAF Neutralizes Terrorist Leader in Precision Strikes 


The Nigerian Air Force’s air component of Operation Whirl Punch successfully conducted air strikes in Niger State, eliminating notorious terrorist leader Yellow Janbros and his accomplices.

The air raid, meticulously executed after trailing the terrorists from Zamfara, prevented their advance near the Jikudna River in Galadima Kogo District.

According to a statement released on Sunday by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, Janbros and his fighters, who were part of an 18-motorcycle convoy, were intercepted as they attempted to cross the river en route to the Wurukuvhi axis of Chikun LGA. The operation dispelled any notion that the terrorists had assumed a temporary respite from air strikes, especially in the wake of a recent accidental strike in Kaduna.

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He said,

“An air strike undertaken by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch on Wednesday, 6 December 2023, in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State has neutralised scores of the terrorists, including the dreaded terrorist and kidnap kingpin, Yellow Jambros. The terrorists met their end while attempting to cross the Jikudna River in Galadima Kogo District, heading towards the Wurukuvhi axis of Chikun LGA. 

“Prior to the strike, Yellow Jambros and his cohorts were trailed from Zamfara State into Niger State riding 13 motorcycles along the Kaduna-Niger State border, precisely heading towards Kusasu in Shiroro LGA of Niger State. At Kusasu, five other motorcycle-riding terrorists joined Yellow Jambros’ convoy, bringing the total number of motorcycles to 18, which then headed to the bank of River Jikudna. 

“At the river bank, the terrorists and their 18 motorcycles boarded a large motor-powered canoe in an attempt to cross and link up with other terrorists across the river. It was at this point that the authorisation to undertake a strike was given. The precision strike was adjudged effective as it neutralised Yellow Jambros and his colleagues, destroyed their motorcycles, and sank the boat. 

“Though it was unusual for terrorists riding in a convoy of 18 motorcycles to travel in broad daylight, it was apparent that Yellow Jambros and his cohorts had assumed that air strikes were suspended following the unfortunate incident at Tudun Biri in Kaduna State and wanted to exploit the perceived window of opportunity.“ 

Gabkwet emphasized that Yellow Janbros and his group were responsible for a series of atrocities, impacting regions along the Abuja-Kaduna road, as well as communities in Niger, Katsina, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.

“In October 2020, a kidnapped kingpin known as Mohammed Sani, arrested by the police in Zamfara State for murdering over 50 of his victims due to their inability to mobilise ransom, claimed that he worked for Yellow Jambros, who usually supply him with fake military and police uniforms, guns and other weapons needed to execute his operation,” the statement added.

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