Nigeria, Jan. 29 -- The Nigerian military on Thursday killed many bandits in several air missions it carried out in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.

The state's Commissioner for Security and Homeland Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated this in a statement he issued on Thursday.

He said the areas covered in the operation included the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, Buruku, Ungwar Yako, Udawa, Polewire, Crossing Point, Gagafada, Kugu, Kampani Doka, Gwaska, Goron Dutse and adjoining settlements

"Bandits were spotted with cattle about 9km north of Gidan Audu, and were duly neutralised. This was the same situation just southwest of the same location.

"More bandits were similarly sighted at Gbakopai and were...