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General News of Friday, 3 November 2023


Army, DSS troops avert BHT planned attack in Kano – Nigerian Military

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The Nigerian military, on Friday, said the joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services have successfully averted an imminent attack on Kano by insurgents.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement, said joint troops carried out a raid on the terrorists’ hideout in the early hours of Friday, 3 November 2023, aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.

The statement said the troops swiftly swung into action and apprehended two BHT suspects, who are now in custody adding that the troops 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.

According to the statement, ”the inter-agency 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 statement pleaded with 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.