The Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has killed several armed bandits in the Kwiambana Forest area of Kaduna State.
The operation, which took place on 12 November 2020, was executed sequel to reports that close to a hundred bandits carrying high calibre weapons, mounted on motorcycles, had rustled a large number of cattle and other livestock from Dankolo and Machitta Villages.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Enenche said the bandits and the rustled livestock were subsequently spotted by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft on reconnaissance mission at Kaboru Village heading towards Kwiambana Forest.
“The Air Component therefore dispatched a NAF attack helicopter to the location which engaged the target area, leading to the neutralization of several of the bandits”, the coordinator said.