The Armed Forces of Nigeria, through its Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI, has neutralised several bandits at Maguga in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to a statement by Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, the operation, which was conducted in support of Operation THUNDER STRIKE, was executed on 19 April 2020 sequel to reports that some bandits, clad in black attire, had been sighted along with a large herd of rustled cattles in the area.
Enenche added that the Air Component scrambled its aircraft to attack the location.
“Upon sighting the approaching attack aircraft, the bandits scampered to conceal themselves under nearby shrubs but were engaged with cannon fire which led to the neutralisation of several of them,” he said.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, said the Armed Forces of Nigeria thanked all Nigerians for their support and encouraged the public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate its operation to restore peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.