In a remarkable display of interagency collaboration and swift action, the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS), successfully prevented a planned attack by Boko Haram terrorists on the city of Kano.
The operation, executed in the early hours of today, Friday, November 3, 2023, targeted a known hideout of the insurgents within Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
According to Director, Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the joint forces, led by troops from the 3rd Brigade of the Nigerian Army, embarked on a well-coordinated raid operation with the primary objective of identifying and apprehending suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) believed to be orchestrating a significant operation within Kano State.
As a result of this operation, two individuals believed to have ties to Boko Haram have been successfully apprehended and are currently in custody.
During the operation, the collaborative efforts of the Nigerian Army and DSS yielded a significant cache of weaponry and explosive materials.
The seized items include 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, ten pairs of magazine pouches, and various materials used in the creation of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
This operation exemplifies the strength of the interagency cooperation between the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, showcasing a collective commitment to defeating insurgency and addressing security challenges in the region. It underlines the unwavering dedication of the Nigerian Army to safeguarding the lives and property of the nation’s citizens.
The Nigerian Army remains steadfast in its mission to counter and degrade insurgency, as well as other security threats throughout the country. In this endeavor, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and actively collaborate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies by providing timely and credible information that can aid ongoing security operations.
The Nigerian Army reiterates its resolute dedication to the protection of the nation and expresses appreciation for the trust and support of the Nigerian people.