Military airstrikes kill scores of bandits in Kuduru forest in Kaduna State. The Defense Headquarters reports that the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has killed scores of bandits at Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna on Saturday.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who is the Coordinator of the Defense Media Operations, disclosed this is a statement on Sunday in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
The Maj.-Gen. Enenche said the air raid was conducted after a credible, intelligent signal was received which indicates that a group of bandits had launched an attack on troops from the Kuduru Forest.
Maj.-Gen. Enenche said the confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions left to the identification of the camp.
The Air Component dispatched the officers of the Nigerian Air Force to attack the bandits. The hits were successful on as scores of bandits were destroyed and killed several of the criminals.
“The NAF attack aircraft and an ISR platform later provided close air support as the Police advanced from Sarkin Pawa through Tawali towards Kofa area.
“The attack aircraft engaged the bandits at the objective, ahead of the ground forces, while the ISR aircraft provided situational awareness throughout the operation,” he said.