In a joint operation conducted by the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) in the early hours of Friday, two suspects were apprehended, and a significant quantity of dangerous weapons, including bombs, was recovered. The operation was aimed at thwarting a potential Boko Haram attack, targeting a hideout of the terrorists in the Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations in a statement disclosed that troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army, alongside the DSS operatives, conducted a raid with the objective of halting and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists who were allegedly planning attack in Kano State.
All Nigeria Latest news reported that the two Boko Haram suspects arrested during the successful operations are now in custody.
The Director listed weapons recovered during the raid on the Boko Haram hideout to include five AK 47 Rifles, five AK 47 Rifle Magazines, one Rocket Propelled Gun (RPG), five RPG bombs, six Hand Grenades, five pairs of Desert Camouflage Uniforms, 10 pairs of magazine pouches and some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials.
“The interagency cooperation between the Nigerian Army and other security agencies as exemplified in the conduct of this operation, is a testament of the strength of our collective resolve to defeat insurgency and other security challenges.
“The successful raid operation reinforces the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to protecting lives and property of our citizens.
“The NA remains resolute in its effort to counter and degrade insurgency and other forms of security challenges across the country,” the Army spokesperson said in the statement.
“We entreat members of the public to be vigilant and collaborate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies by providing timely and credible information that could aid in the ongoing operations to curb insecurity.
“The Nigerian Army reiterates its dedication to the protection of our beloved nation and appreciates the support and trust of the Nigerian people,” the statement partly reads.