The Nigerian military on Friday said the air component of Operation Thunder Strike has neutralized several armed bandits and destroyed their meeting venue in Kwaimbana forest in Kaduna State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General John Enenche in a statement said several armed bandits have been neutralized and their meeting venue significantly damaged in air strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State.
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He said the air raid was conducted on 17 September after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of the hideout along with a building in the centre of the area which was being used by the armed bandits as meeting venue.
He added that the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
He noted that, the attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area, scoring accurate hits which resulted in the damage of the building as well as neutralization of several bandits.