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Military eliminates bandits in Kaduna forest

The bandits were neutralised while trying to move rustled livestock through the forest.

• November 8, 2020
Defence spokesperson John Enenche
Defence spokesperson John Enenche [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has eliminated several armed bandits in an air strike on Saturday in the forest at Kuzo area of Kaduna State.

Defence spokesman John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr. Enenche said the air attack was executed on the bandits while they were attempting to move hundreds of rustled livestock through the area.

He said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission in the area, spotted the bandits, along with the rustled livestock, in an open patch along the East-West axis of the forest.

Mr. Enenche said the helicopter strafed the target area leading to the neutralization of several of the bandits. 

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