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 contained in a press statement released by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche at the Defense Headquarters in Abuja today.
The statement said, the operation which was executed through air strikes on 13 August, followed a series of intelligence reports which indicated 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.
In his statement, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships were, upon receipt of the intelligence reports, tasked to attack the location, which led to the killing game of several of the bandits as the attack aircraft strafed the area, while others attempting to escape were mopped-up in follow-on attacks.