Military says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has obliterated another terrorist camp and neutralized several armed bandits at the Kusasu Area of Kaduna State.
Military Spokesperson, Major General John Enenche made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja that this was achieved through air strikes executed on Sunday, 6th December 2020, after Human Intelligence reports, corroborated by series of aerial surveillance missions.
Enenche said, this led to the identification of the camp of a bandits’ leader known as Alhaji Labi, an associate of Dogon Gede, a notorious bandits’ leader in Katsina State.
The Spokesperson added that the air Component dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
"Overhead the target area, significant presence of the bandits, along with a large number of rustled cattle, was observed"he said.
He added that, the attack aircraft took turns in engaging the location, delivering devastating hits which destroyed the bandits’ structures, including their logistics storage facilities, which were seen engulfed in flames.
"Several armed bandits were also killed in the attack" he said.
Enenche said this is in continuation of the Armed Forces of Nigeria effort to rid Kaduna State and its environs of armed bandits and other criminal elements.
The military reassured Nigerians that the armed Forces remained resolute in the fight against banditry and other sundry crimes and will not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country.