Army, DSS Foil Planned Terrorist Attack In Kano

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The Joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) have revealed how it prevented an imminent attack on Kano by insurgents.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed that a dawn raid operation was carried out on the terrorists’ hideout on Friday.

He explained that 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 operation, according to him, was aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists believed to be planning a major attack 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.

Onyema added that the Nigerian Army remains resolute in its effort to counter and degrade insurgents and other threats across the country.

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