Operation Thunder Strike: Land and air components clear bandits' location in Kaduna
- The Nigerian military is not resting on its oars to rid the country of criminal elements
- Some bandits have met their waterloo in Kaduna state as military planes bombard their hideouts
- The military says it will continue the offensive until the area is free from armed bandits
- Armed banditry is present in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali
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The land and air components of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralised scores of armed bandits in a joint offensive operation.
The move was aimed at clearing identified bandits’ camps in the Yadi and Kufai Shantu areas of Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.
Legit.ng gathered that the operation was executed on Saturday, October 24 on the heels of human intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions that led to the identification of the hideouts of a notorious bandits’ leader and his fighters.
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During the air component’s airstrikes, 7 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft undertook 12 missions in a total of 23 sorties.
A statement from the Nigerian military revealed that the strikes commenced at dawn and targeted a cluster of huts housing notorious armed bandits’ leader, named Buhari Halilu.
The successful operation was recorded days after a sustained offensive against terrorist elements in the northeast region of the country, under subsidiary Operation Wutar Tabki.
The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and neutralised several fighters at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis as well as at Jumacheri near Damasak in the northern part of Borno state.
According to a Nigerian military statement, the hits by NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the 2 target areas resulted in the destruction of some structures as well as the neutralisation of dozens of terrorists.
The Nigerian military continues to battle and record victory against enemies of the state in its various operations across the country.
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