Nigeria Special Forces Kill Boko Haram Fighters In Kano, Recover Ammunition

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-Nigeria’s military Joint Task (JTF) in Kano yesterday announced the killing of more Boko Haram sect fighters in Kano and the recovery of arms and ammunition.

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In a statement sent to journalists in the city, JTF spokesman Captain Ikedichi Iweha, added that the troops also intercepted arms being transported to Zamfara State by the same sect.

In the operation, which was carried out at about 7:30 pm on Monday alongside personnel of the Department of State Service, Kano Command he said the JTF mounted a snap check point along Kankara – Sheme road in Katsina State to intercept terrorists fleeing from operations in the north eastern axis of the country.

“Two terrorists were intercepted and apprehended on their way to Zamfara State,” he said. “Two AK 47 rifles, 4 magazines, and 68 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered from them in a Nissan Sunny car.”

He stated that a follow-up cordon-and-search operation was conducted this morning at Gayawa general area of Ungogo Local Government Area in which two terrorists lost their lives in a shootout with troops. Items recovered from them included two AK 47 rifles, five magazines and 91 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition.

Below is the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE

GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS GOOD AFTERNOON

In continuation of operations aimed at complementing the efforts of operation of in the North Eastern part of the country and as is customary with the JTF in Kano, the command wishes to keep the general public up to speed with developments. Yesterday, 18 November 2013, at about 1930 hours (7:30 pm), following intelligence build up, the JTF and personnel of the Department of State Service, Kano Command mounted a snap check point along Kankara – Sheme road in Katsina State to intercept fleeing terrorists from operations in the north eastern axis of the country. Two terrorists were intercepted and apprehended on their way to Zamfara State. Two AK 47 rifles, 4 magazines, and 68 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered from them in a Nissan Sunny car. Following interrogation of the terrorists, a further cordon and search operation was also conducted this morning, 19 November 2013, at about 0630 hours (6:30 am) at Gayawa general area of Ungogo Local Government Area. Two terrorists lost their lives in the resulting shootout with troops. Items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, five magazines, 91 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, among other items.

The proactive reactions of the JTF in Kano continue to deny terrorists freedom of action and from using the State as a launching pad to launch attacks on other parts of the country. This is as a result of the support the JTF is receiving from members of the general public.

Members of the general public are enjoined to compliment the efforts of the JTF by carrying out thorough checks on the background of persons who wish to let properties especially in out skirt areas. The JTF in Kano would not allow the state to be used as haven for terrorists. The appeals of the JTF will continue to be complimented with the destruction of properties terrorists reside in and the arrests of their owners.

The effort of the JTF would not be successful without the cooperation of the residents of Kano. The JTF therefore calls on all residents of Kano not to relent in the fight against terrorist elements who are seeking refuge in the state by reporting any suspicious persons regardless of gender for immediate action to prevent the loss of lives and properties. Additionally, members of the general public are please enjoined to go about their normal lawful businesses without any fear and to contact the JTF through its telephone numbers in the event of any distress for rapid response.
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Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsolahttps://naija247news.com
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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