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Nigeria Airforce hits armed bandits hard in Southern Kaduna forest

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The Nigeria Airforce’s component of Operation ‘Thunder Strike’ has carried out a deadly attack on the armed bandits who were camped at the Kuduru forest in Kaduna South Senatorial district.

In a statement on Saturday by the Coordinator, Media Defence Operations, Major General John Enenche, Defence Headuarters, asserted that the airstrikes on bandits followed intelligence reports that terrorists of Ansaru sect converged in the forest and were testing their might in an exercise when they were struck.

The statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja, reads:
“The Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has neutralized several armed bandits at their camp in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State.

“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. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits, some wielding weapons, in the forest.

“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.

“You are please requested to disseminate this information and show the attached declassified short video clip of the attack through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.”

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