- Many bandits have been killed in Kaduna
- The military also destroyed the bandits hideouts in Kwainbana forest
- According to the military, the air raid was conducted after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
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As Nigeria continues to battle the menace of insecurity, the military has eliminated several bandits after it bombarded their meeting venue in Kwaimbana forest area of Kaduna state.
This was disclosed by the Defence Headquarters through the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, on Friday, September 18.
According to the DHQ, the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike was on target on Thursday, September 17.
Enenche said that the air raid was conducted after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that revealed the hideout along with a building in the centre of the forest.
Going further, hesaid the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location accordingly to engage them.
He said the attack aircraft took turns in engaging the target area, scoring accurate hits which resulted in the damage of the building as well as neutralisation of several bandits.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin spoke on the need for senior military officers or those who hold positions of responsibility to be accountable to the public.
Olonisakin made the call on Wednesday, September 16, at the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop titled: Compliance With Asset Declaration and Code of Conduct, held for senior officers of the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, The Nation reported.
The CDS said: "As I have always stressed, every officer who holds a position of responsibility must also be accountable. You are also aware that accountability is one of the cornerstones in the fight against corruption, which is one of Mr President’s Three-Point Agenda."
In another related report, a military court recently ordered the dismissal of a Nigerian Army general, Major Gen Hakeem Oladapo Otiki from service with disgrace and dishonour.
The court-martial delivered the judgment on Monday, June 15, after it found General Otiki guilty of five counts of theft of public property, disobedience to service orders, among others.
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