Troops kill six terrorists, recover firearms in Kaduna

Sunday, May 26, 2024
 -Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for Counter-terrorism operations in Kaduna state have successfully ambushed and neutralized 6 terrorists, recovering arms and other logistics.

The troops, acting on credible intelligence on the movement of terrorist elements in Giwa and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of the state on Friday, May 24, 2024, swiftly mobilized to intercept the threat. 

The Army in a statement on Saturday, May 25, said the ambush operation was staged at Kidandan Junction in Giwa LGA, where the troops laid in wait and made contact with the terrorists. Following a fierce firefight, the terrorists fled, abandoning one pistol.

Continuing their mission, the troops moved on to clear the Basurfe and Yuna villages. During this phase, they recovered one motorbike left behind by the escaping terrorists, who had crossed a nearby river valley. 

The troops in their determination trailed the terrorists to Katoge village, a known terrorist enclave and crossing point, where they sighted the terrorists' scout, who was immediately eliminated, resulting in the recovery of one semi-automatic pump-action rifle.

 The operation culminated in Saulawa village in Birnin Gwari LGA, where the troops encountered several terrorists on motorbikes, leading to a ferocious exchange of fire. 

The gallant troops overwhelmed the terrorists with superior firepower, neutralising 5 more terrorists. The engagement also led to the recovery of one AK-47 rifle, one G3 rifle, and 9 motorbikes.

The successful operations signify troops' doggedness and determination in mitigating terrorists' activities in the troubled areas," the Army added. 

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