Nigerian Army ‘Eliminates Six Terrorists In Kaduna Community, Recovers General-Purpose Machine Gun, AK-47s, Ammunition’

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The Kaduna State government says Nigerian Army troops have neutralised six terrorist elements.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Friday, noted that the incident occurred during a strong round of clearance operations in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

The statement read in part, “According to an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the troops of Sector 4 Operation Whirl Punch and 198 Special Forces Battalion conducted the special operations in Birnin Gwari LGA, in response to precise intelligence on terrorist activities in the area.

“The troops began their mission by successfully clearing hot spots at Maidaro, Ngade Alha, Dogon Dawa, Damari, Saulawa, Farin Ruwa, Maganda, Sabon Layi and Kampanin Doka villages.”

It was also noted that further successes were recorded at Saulawa, which led to the killing of two criminals while one motorcycle and a Baofeng Radio Set were recovered.

The statement further noted that four enemy fighters were neutralised at Farin Ruwa.

Some of the items recovered included one GPMG, two AK47 rifles, six AK47 magazines, one FN rifle magazine, 22 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 51 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition and one motorcycle.

The troops were led by Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch and General Officer Commanding, One Division Nigerian Army, Major General MLD Saraso.

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