by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Troops conducting clearance patrol in Giwa loca government area of Kaduna State said it has foiled terrorists’ attacks and killed five of them.
The information was contained in the State Government’s Monday security update issued by the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, and made available to journalists in Kaduna on Monday.
According to the release, Kaduna State Government received information from the military authorities that troops foiled an attack and neutralized five terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, in Giwa local government area.
The release, according to the operational feedback statement, indicated that the troops, while conducting clearance patrols in Giwa LGA received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika Town.
“The troops then mobilized to Marke and Ruheya in response. 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 neutralized. The troops returned to base after clearing the area,” it stated.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State expressed satisfaction at the operational feedback, and commended the troops for their proactive and sharp response to the intelligence received.
While he encouraged them to keep up the intensity in the ongoing offensives against terrorists in the area, the governor said the security forces are sustaining monitoring and patrols in the general area.