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Operation Thunder Strike: (Video) Armed Bandits Struck By Air Component At Kuduru Forest Kaduna

Armed Bandits operating in Kuduru Forest area in Kaduna state have been hit by Air Component in Operation Thunder Strike.

In a statement released by the Defence Headquarters, and signed by Maj. General John Enenche, the coordinator Defence Media Operations, it was revealed that the Air Component of 'Operation Thunder  Strike' has neutralized several armed bandits at their camp in Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.

Stating further he said,

" This 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, at the location. Aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some wielding weapons, in the forest."

Video Source : Defence Headquarters Nigeria

He also said that jets and helicopters were given a task to hit location of bandits and the operation was successful.

" 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."

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