Joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services have averted an imminent attack on a Kano State community by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
According to a statement released on the official X account of the Nigerian Army, a raid operation was carried out on the terrorists’ hideout in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State in the early hours of Friday, November 3, 2023.
Two suspects were apprehended and are now in custody, the statement revealed.
The troops also 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, ten pairs of magazine pouches and some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials.”
The statement partly read, “In a dawn raid operation carried out on the terrorists’ hideout in the early hours of today, Friday, November 3, 2023, troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army, in close cooperation with the Department of State Services (DSS), conducted a well-coordinated raid operation in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
“The operation was aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.
“Consequently, the troops swiftly swung into action and apprehended two BHT suspects, now in custody.”