Nigeria troops have foiled an attack and killed five terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that troops who were conducting clearance patrols in the area received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town.
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Daily Trust gathered that the bandits were sighted and attempted to escape the advancing forces but were shot at.
This was contained in a statement issued by Kaduna State’s commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday.
According to him, the troops cut off the bandits’ escape route at Kwanan Bataro, and engaged them in a firefight, during which five of the terrorists were neutralized.
He said the troops returned to base after clearing the area.
According to him, 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.