DSS, Army Ward off Boko Haram Attack in Kano


A joint operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigerian Army has forestalled an attack on Kano by insurgents, a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu, said yesterday.


In an operation carried out on the terrorists’ hideout early yesterday, troops of the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army in close cooperation with the DSS conducted a raid in Gezawa local government area of the state.


The operation was aimed at uncovering and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.


Consequently, the troops apprehended two BHT suspects who are now in custody.


“During the operation, the joint troops of the Nigerian Army and DSS recovered  five AK-47 rifles, five AK-47 rifle magazines, one rocket-propelled gun, 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 to the strength of our collective resolve to defeat insurgency and other security challenges.

“The successful operation reinforces the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to protecting lives and property of our citizens,” he said.


The spokesman further stated that the Nigerian Army remained resolute in its effort to counter and degrade insurgency and other forms of security challenges across the country.


“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,” he said.

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