Army, DSS avert planned terrorist attack on Kano

The joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) have successfully averted an imminent attack on Kano State by Boko Haram insurgents.

A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army in close cooperation with the Department of State Services (DSS), conducted a well-coordinated dawn raid operation on the terrorists’ hideout in the early hours of Friday, November 3, 2023.

He said the raid operation in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, was aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.

“Consequently, the troops swiftly swung into action and apprehended two BHT suspects, who are now in custody. During the operation, the joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the DSS recovered five AK 47 Rifles, five 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 this 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.

“The NA remains resolute in its effort to counter and degrade insurgency and other forms of security challenges across the country,” the statement said.

Nwachukwu enjoined 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,” he added.

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