Scores of bandits dead, as Military airstrike hits camp in Kaduna forest

Nigerian Air Force Alpha jets

The Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike, has neutralised several armed bandits at their camp in the Kuduru forest area of Kaduna State, according the Defence Headquarters.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Enenche said the air strikes were carried out on Aug. 13 on the heels of intelligence reports, indicating the convergence of members of Ansaru terrorist sect-linked bandits, led by one Mallam Abba, at the location.

He said that an aerial surveillance mission conducted over the area also observed several bandits, with some wielding weapons in the forest.

According to him, the 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,” he said.

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  • OK!
    We always see pictures of planes on Aerobatic display.
    Where is the picture of the outcome.
    That will be the real evidence!
    If the army thinks 1% of Nigerians believe up to 10% of their 'news', they most be really truly twisted!
    Since Boko Haram was announced by Buhari as being "technically defeated" 5 years ago, no one now takes the Chief commander of the Army and his tired 'retired-able' heads of Security forces seriously anymore!

  • They Army is just feeding the masses with fake news. If they kill any one of them, where are the bodies? Where is the video of the operation? When bandit kills people, we know about the numbers but they Army cannot come out with correct information except fake ones. It is a shame!