5 terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in JTF operation in Kano

By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Saturday said it had five suspected the city’s metropolis.

A statement signed by the JTF spokesman, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, said the incident happened during an two houses at the city’s Hotoro Danmarke and Brigade areas.

The statement also said two lost their lives too during the early morning .

“In the early hours of this morning, at about 3 a.m. to be precise, a combined team of JTF and DSS personnel stormed two residences at Hotoro Dan Marke and Brigade General areas.

“During the which resulted in a shootout, five and two lost their lives,’’ it said.

The statement added that intelligence reports had indicated that the were in the process of finalising plans to carry out simultaneous suicide attacks in Abuja and .

It said items recovered during the operation included two AK 47 rifles, 458 rounds of 7.62 special and six AK 47 rifle magazines.

The statement said the security outfit had been achieving positive results from its operations in the state.

“The proactive reactions of the JTF have denied the terrorists freedom of action in and from using the state as a spring board to launch attacks on other parts of the country,” it said.

The statement then urged members of the public to go about their normal businesses without fear as the JTF had increased its patrols to cope with the situation.

It however urged people of the state to desist from renting their properties to persons with questionable identities.

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