Armed Bandits’ Camp In Kaduna Hit By Troops ― DHQ Claims

Going by a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General John Eneche, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday disclosed that the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has neutralised several armed bandits at their camp in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.

He disclosed that this was achieved through airstrikes carried out on Thursday following the intelligence reports indicating the convergence of members of an Ansaru Terrorist Sect-linked bandits’ group, led by one Mallam Abba, at the location. He added that the aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some of whom were wielding weapons, in the forest.

He said, “Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships were therefore tasked to attack the location during which 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.”

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