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Air Component Of Operation Thunder Strike Neutralizes Serval Armed Bandits, Destroys Meeting Venue In Kwaimbaba Forest, Kaduna State

1.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. The air raid was conducted yesterday, 17 September 2020, 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.

2.Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location. 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.

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
18 September 2020.

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