Several Ansaru terrorists and bandits hiding at a camp in the Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State, were on Thursday, neutralized by the Nigerian Air Force jets attached to Operation Thunder Strike.
The airstrike was carried out on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the convergence of bandits linked to the Ansaru terrorist group led by one Mallam Abba, at the location.
Aerial surveillance missions conducted over the area also observed several bandits wielding weapons in the forest.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement titled, ‘Operation Thunder Strike hits bandits’ camp at Kuduru Forest, Kaduna.’
It read, “Several of the bandits were killed as the attack aircraft strafed the area, while others attempting to escape were mopped-up in follow-on attacks.”