Nigerian Army Neutralise 8 Terrorists Attempting To Attack Niger Cantonment.
The Nigerian Army has neutralised 8 terrorists attempting to attack its Niger barracks and 7 others in Kaduna.
This is being reported by Vanguard which learned the intended attack was foiled by the joint efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and the Army in the area.
The foiled terrorist attack took place at the Wawa Military Cantonment in Borgu Local Government of Niger State on Saturday night, and the army killed eight of the terrorists.
The report also said that the aim of the terrorists was to set some of their colleagues in the military cantonment free and possibly attack neighboring villages.
It alleged unconfirmed sources said three of the terrorists, including their leader, were captured by the Army besides the 8 killed, while some of the terrorists were said to have escaped with bullet wounds. Some soldiers also sustained injuries during the fireworks.
The Army has beefed up security in the barracks and the area to forestall any possible reprisal from the terrorists.
Troops eliminate 7 terrorists in Kaduna
Meanwhile, troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army on Operation Forest Sanity in a fierce encounter with terrorists at Maidaro, Kagi Hill, Kusharki, and Anguwan Madaki in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State neutralized four.
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Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, added that others fled in disarray.
He said: “The gallant troops recovered two AK-47 rifles with two rounds of 7.62mm special, one automatic pump action gun with three cartridges, six Dane guns, three locally fabricated pistols with one 9mm round, and four motorcycles.
“In a separate operation conducted by another fighting patrol team of 1 Division of Nigerian Army, troops along Sabon Birnin- Zartake, Ungwan Lima Riyawa, and Tungan Madaki general area, closely supported from the air by Nigerian Air Force platforms, intercepted fleeing bandits from Kagi Hill. In the firefight that ensued, the troops neutralised 3 terrorists.
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