Troops have foiled an attack and neutralised five terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, Giwa local government area of Kaduna State.

Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan made this known in a statement.

Aruwan said, according to operational feedback received, the troops who were conducting clearance patrols in Giwa council received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town.

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He said the troops then mobilised to Marke and Ruheya in response.

The Commissioner explained further: “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 neutralised. The troops returned to base after clearing the area.

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“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 offensives against terrorists in the area.”

He however stated that security forces are sustaining monitoring and patrols in the general area.

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