Troops attached to the Land and Air Components of Operation
THUNDER STRIKE have identified bandits’ camp around Kuku area of
Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the troops, in a joint offensive operation killed
scores of bandits in the area and they launched a manhunt for the
criminals’ kingpin popularly known as ‘Major’ and other fighters that
are yet to be neutralised.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operation, Major General John
Enenche, who confirmed the killings of the bandits, said the operation
was executed on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports
indicating that a cluster of huts and other structures at the location
served as hideouts for a notorious bandits’ leader and his fighters.
He explained that the first wave of the Air Component’s air strikes,
which involved 6 Nigerian Air Force NAF aircraft undertaking 5
missions in a total of 13 sorties, commenced at dawn and targeted the
cluster of huts housing “Major”.
The Kaduna-Abuja expressway has recently become the epicenter of
kidnapping where no fewer than 15 persons were killed when 20
vehicles were stopped and scores of travellers abducted are still in the
captive of the kidnappers.