Nigerian Army Troops counters terrorism operations in Kaduna and Niger States

Nigeria: The Nigerian Army troops have deployed for the counter terrorism operations in Kaduna and Niger States. The Army neutralised four terrorists during the clearance and ambush operations in the Niger States.

Reportedly, the troops en-routed to Gidan Dutse has encountered the terrorists at Koko Hill in Rijana Forest and in the combat engagement that followed the neutralised three terrorists and recovered three AK-47 Rifles, two motorbikes, two AK-47 magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62mm (special ammunition) along with two mobile phones and two MP3 players.

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According to the Army Headquarters in Kaduna State, the troops acting on actionable intelligence that conducted clearance operations around Rijana Forest, targeting the hideouts of the terrorists in Amale, Giden Jatua, Gidan Danfulani and Gidan Duna villages.

The troops in the ambush operation in Niger State has neutralised one terrorist around Katako village, along with Zungeru-Tegina Road. They have recovered one AK-47 Rifle and also seized one magazine containing 29 rounds of 7.62mm (special ammunition).

Moreover, a GSM handset, a cash sum of 27,800 Naira only, two GSM SIM cards, three USB Cords and some assorted drugs were also seized by the troops.

Arms recovered by the Nigerian Army
Arms recovered by the Nigerian Army

Considerably, the Nigerian Army troops have neutralised four bandits in Kaduna and Niger states, as they recovered arms and ammunition.

According to a statement texted on their X account, the Army said, “In a series of recent counter-terrorism operations, troops of the Nigerian Army has deployed in Kaduna and Niger States and have dealt terrorists marauding in the states with a bloody nose, as the gallant troops neutralised four terrorists during clearance and during ambush operations in the states.”

The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) are the military forces of Nigeria that consists of three services branches: the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force.

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Notably, the President of Nigeria functions as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, practicing the constitutional authority through the Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for the management of the military and also of its personnel.