By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed several armed bandits in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State.
Their meeting venue was significantly damaged too, the Defence Headquarters said in a press release on Friday.
The press release signed by the Coordinator Defence Media, DHQ, Major-General John Enenche, said the air raid was conducted on 17 September 2020, after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of the hideout along with a building in the centre of the area which was being used by the armed bandits as meeting venue.
“Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location. The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area, scoring accurate hits which resulted in the damage of the building as well as neutralization of several bandits,” he said.