Military troops have eliminated five suspected terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Military authorities also foiled an attack in the locality, according to Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State in a statement on Monday.
Aruwan said the troops who were conducting clearance in Giwa Local Government Area of the State, received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town during operational feedback when they mobilised to Marke and Ruheya in response.
“The outlaws were sighted and attempted to escape the advancing forces. The troops however cut off their escape route at Kwanan Bataro, and engaged them in a firefight, during which five of the terrorists were neutralized. The troops returned to base after clearing the area”, according to the statement.
Responding, the State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, expressed satisfaction at the operational feedback, and commended the troops for their proactive and sharp response to the intelligence received.
He encouraged them to keep up the intensity in the ongoing offensive against terrorists in the area, assuring that security forces are sustaining monitoring and patrols in the general area.