A terrorist attack in Kano State’s Gezawa Local Government Area was foiled by Nigerian Army and Department of State Service officers.
In the wee hours of Friday, the personnel of the two agencies collaborated to expose the planned attack and detain two individuals suspected of being terrorists.
“The operation was aimed at uncovering anpd apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists believed to be planning a major operation in Kano State.
“Consequently, the troops swiftly swung into action and apprehended two BHT suspects, who are now in custody. During the operation, the joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the DSS recovered 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.”
Onyema Nwachukwu noted that the successful execution of the operation showed the cooperation between the two agencies.
He, however, urged citizens to help the security operatives with timely information on the activities of criminal elements.
“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.
“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 statement added.