Defence Headquarters on Tuesday said the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki, killed several armed bandits at Maguga in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday said the operation was conducted in support of Operation Thunder Strike.
Enenche said it was executed sequel to reports that some armed bandits, clad in black attires, were sighted along with large herd of rustled cattle in the area.
“Accordingly, the Air Component scrambled its aircraft to attack the location.
“Upon sighting the approaching attack aircraft, the armed bandits scampered to conceal themselves under nearby shrubs but were engaged with cannon fire which led to the neutralization of several of them.
“The armed forces of Nigeria wishes to thank all Nigerians for their support.
“It also encourages the general public to continue to provide useful information that will facilitate its operation to restore peace and security to all affected parts of the country,” NAN quoted him as saying.