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Airforce bombs bandits’ camp along Abuja-Kaduna highway, kills scores

Airforce bombs bandits’ camp along Abuja-Kaduna highway, kills scores
Tochi Juliet

The Nigerian Air Force in what they called 'Operation Thunder Strike: Land and air components cleared bandits’ camp along Abuja-Kaduna expressway' kill scores of criminals in their camp.

The operation followed intelligence reports indicating that a cluster of huts and other structures at the location served as a hideout for a notorious bandits’ leader, named ‘Major’ and his fighters.

The Defence Headquarters explained that six NAF aircraft undertaking five missions in a total of 13 sorties carried out a dawn raid on the cluster of huts housing the criminals.

This is coming 24 hours after bandits kidnapped over 10 persons on the road and also killed no fewer than five others.

Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who addressed journalists said that the raid cleared the Kuku area of Kagarko Local Government Area of the bandits.

“The attack aircraft hit some of the target structures and neutralized some of the bandits."

The DHQ further explained that a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft provided situational awareness for the troops throughout the operation.

The military high command commended the troops for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations against the bandits.

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