July 23, 2024

Troops eliminate six terrorists in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army said its troops deployed in Kaduna State have successfully neutralised six terrorists and recovered a substantial cache of arms.

In a statement on its X handle on Thursday evening, it said the operation, which targeted identified terrorist hideouts in the Birnin Gwari general area, is part of a special clearance mission aimed at restoring peace and security in the state.

“In a counter-terrorism operation conducted on Thursday, 13 June 2024, troops of the Nigerian Army conducted a thorough clearance across Maidaro, Ngade Alha, Dogon Dawa, Damari, Saulawa, Farin Ruwa, Maganda, Sabon Layi, and Kampanin Doka villages. Troops made initial contact with the terrorists in Saulawa, where two terrorists were immediately neutralised. During this encounter, the troops recovered a Baofeng radio and a motorbike,” the army stated.

It said the mission continued with further combat engagements in Farin Ruwa, where the troops neutralised an additional four terrorists.

The post on X continued: “The gallant troops also recovered a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), two AK-47 rifles, six AK-47 magazines, one FN rifle magazine, 22 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 51 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, and another motorbike.

“The successful clearance operation underscores the Nigerian Army’s commitment to eradicating terrorism and ensuring the safety and security of the citizens in Kaduna State and other trouble spots.”

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