Joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services say they have averted an imminent planned attack on Kano by insurgents.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said a dawn raid operation was carried out on the terrorists’ hideout on Friday.
He said the troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army with the DSS, conducted a well-coordinated raid operation in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The Army spokesman said the operation was aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.
He said the troops swiftly swung into action and apprehended two suspects, who are now in custody, adding that during the operation, the joint troops recovered five AK-47 Rifles, AK 47 Rifle Magazines, one Rocket Propelled Gun (RPG), five RPG Bombs, six Hand Grenades, five pairs of Desert Camouflage Uniforms, 10 pairs of magazine pouches and some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials.
“The interagency cooperation between the Nigerian Army and other security agencies as exemplified in the conduct of the operation is a testament of the strength of our collective resolve to defeat insurgency and other security challenges. The successful raid operation reinforces the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to protecting lives and property of our citizens,” he said in a statement.
He added that the Nigerian Army remains resolute in its effort to counter and degrade insurgents and other threats across the country.
“We entreat members of the public to be vigilant and collaborate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies by providing timely and credible information that could aid in the ongoing operations to curb insecurity .The Nigerian Army reiterates its dedication to the protection of our beloved nation and appreciates the support and trust of the Nigerian people,” the statement read.