KADUNA, Nigeria – The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Operation Thunder Strike, on Tuesday neutralized several bandits in a joint land and air offensive to clear identified bandits’ camps along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Enenche explained that the camps were located at Kuku in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to him, the operation was executed based on credible intelligence.
The statement read: “The Land and Air Components of Operation THUNDER STRIKE have neutralized several armed bandits in a joint offensive operation to clear identified bandits’ camp around Kuku area of Kagarko Local Government Area along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway axis of Kaduna State.
“The operation was executed 17 November 2020, on the heels of credible Human 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”, along with his fighters,” the statement read in part.
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