Troops Neutralize Terrorist Masquerading as Police Officer

The Nigerian Army troops, working in collaboration with vigilantes have eliminated a dangerous terrorist, who has been masquerading as a police officer in Sokoto to perpetrate heinous crimes.

According to the Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the extremist who was eliminated on Wednesday 20 March 2024 had often employed disguise to deceive and kidnap unsuspecting victims.

Nwachukwu said the sting operation was conducted following credible intelligence and the suspect was neutralized a gun battle with the troops.

“The troops also uncovered and destroyed a house used as a covert facility by insurgent kingpins to store drugs and administer treatments to wounded insurgents.

“In a separate counter insurgency operation in Taraba State, troops neutralized another insurgent in Kutoko Village, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State. The offensive resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 Rifle and a Magazine containing 4 live rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

“These operations demonstrate the commitment of the Nigerian Army in combating terrorism and insurgency, in an effort to ensure safety and security of the nation. We urge well meaning members of the public to continue to support the troops, as we collectively fight against the nation’s adversaries,” the Army spokesman said.

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