By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Several bandits have been killed as the
Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE struck at their camp in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, said in a statement that the success was achieved on 13 August 2020 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.
According to him, “Aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some wielding weapons, in the forest.
“Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships were therefore tasked to attack the location. Several of the bandits were killed as the attack aircraft strafed the area, while others attempting to escape were mopped-up in follow-on attacks.”