The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has eliminated scores of armed bandits in an air strike on a forest at Kuzo area of Kaduna State on Saturday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Maj. John Enenche, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Enenche said the air attack was executed on the bandits, while they were attempting to move hundreds of rustled livestock through the area.
He said that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter, on armed reconnaissance mission in the area, spotted the bandits, along with the rustled livestock, in an open patch along the East-West axis of the forest.
He said that the helicopter then strafed the target area; leading to the death of several bandits.