The Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed several armed bandits at their camp in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that the feat was achieved through air strikes carried out on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the convergence of members of an Ansaru Terrorist Sect-linked bandits group, led by one Mallam Abba, at the location.
The statement notes that aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some wielding weapons, in the forest.
Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships were therefore tasked to attack the location killing Several of the bandits as the attack aircraft strafed the area, while others attempting to escape were mopped-up in follow-on attacks.