By Augustine Osayande
The Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has destroyed bandits’ camp located in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.
Confirming the report, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said the success was achieved through air strikes carried out 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, on the location
He added that several bandits at their camp were neutralized during the operation.
Enenche said aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some wielding weapons, in the forest.
He said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships were therefore tasked to attack the location.
He said 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.