Air Force, others launch operation to smoke out kidnappers along Eiyenkorin-Peke-Okolowo axis in Ilorin


The Nigerian Air Force 303 Medium Airlift Group (MAG) Ilorin  on Saturday Dec 16 commenced a joint operation with other sister security agencies to smoke out and eliminate any criminal gangs along Eiyenkorin-Peke-Okolowo Axis in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The operation is codenamed ‘Exercise Apejopo Idi’ (meaning gathering of the eagles) , and will run till the end of December for maximum impact.

“Exercise Apejopo Idi, which is planned for 16th to 31st December 2022, aims at utilizing NAF ground and air assets to comb the bushes and vulnerable communities within Eiyenkorin-Peke-Okolowo Axis.”

According to a statement by the Commander of 303 Medium Airlift Group, Air Commodore Ibrahim Garba Jibia:

“The operation would also involve 22 Brigade, the DSS, police and local vigilante and hunters groups to get rid of the bad eggs and any possible kidnappers’ den along that axis.”

The operation will involve a large movement of troops. It is part of the combined military and State Government’s efforts at reassuring security along Eiyenkorin-Peke-Okolowo  general area.

Therefore, all peace loving citizens should not fear but go along with their normal activities during the period.


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