By Ismail Auwal
Bandits have again attempted to attack the premier military training school, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna on Friday.
According to PR Nigeria, no less than 50 motorcycles were sighted heading towards the Academy from Damari, Birni Gwari LGA, on Thursday evening.
Their plans, however, were foiled by Air Forces from Operation Thunder Strike.
Following a tip-off on the movement of bandits through the military school’s general areas on Thursday, two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships were dispatched.
“On sighting the aircraft, the bandits started fleeing into the fringes of the forest. This brought about an objective and very decisive rain of hell from above on the miscreants as surviving bandits seen to be scampering for safety from the superior air presence were effectively mopped up,” a military source told the PRnigeria.
“Moreso as it is customary, feedback received on Friday after the operation from both the ground forces and local sources, revealed that the bandits were effectively disoriented and suffered a loss of about 20 bandits.
Last June, the military academy was invaded by bandits who killed a couple of cadets, and kidnapped one officer