- November 15, 2020
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The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has disrupted activities of cattle rustlers in Kwiambana Forest area in Kaduna State, killing several bandits.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement said the airstrikes, which took place on November 12, 2020, were carried out following reports that close to a 100 bandits armed with high-caliber weapons on motorcycles had rustled a large number of cattle and other livestock from Dankolo and Machitta villages.
He disclosed that the bandits and the rustled livestock were subsequently spotted by a Nigerian Air Force aircraft on reconnaissance mission at Kaboru Village heading towards Kwiambana Forest.
The statement reads, “The bandits and the rustled livestock were subsequently spotted by a Nigerian Air Force aircraft on a reconnaissance mission at Kaboru Village heading towards Kwiambana Forest.
“The Air component, therefore, dispatched a NAF attack helicopter to the location which engaged the target area, leading to the killing of several of the bandits.”
OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE: Air Component Disrupts Cattle Rustling Activities, Mops Up Armed Bandits At KWIAMBANA FOREST In Kaduna State pic.twitter.com/Iwpqpw2ctT
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) November 14, 2020
SaharaReporters, New York