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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Troops neutralize terrorists transporting arms in Kaduna

Troops neutralize terrorists transporting arms in Kaduna

Troops of the Nigerian Army have conducted an ambush, neutralizing two suspected terrorists transporting weapons in Rafin Sariki Village, located in the Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

This operation, part of counter-terrorism efforts in the North-West, was announced by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement issued on Sunday. 

The engagement resulted in a firefight between the troops and the terrorists, leading to the recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition.

The statement read, “Nigerian Army troops deployed for counter-terrorism counter-insurgency operations in the North- West on Saturday, April 13, 2024, successfully ambushed and neutralised two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna. 

“The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons. The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle that neutralised two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.’’

Nwachukwu reiterated the Nigerian Army’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the nation, and continued taking decisive actions against terrorist activities in the region.

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