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Troops kill scores of terrorists, recover AK-47s, motorcycles

Troops have killed scores of terrorists in a coordinated ground and aerial attack in Galbi, Chikun local government of Kaduna state, recovering two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK-47 rifles and seven motorcycles.

This was contained in a statement issued by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Saturday.

The statement said Governor Nasir el-Rufai commended the tenacity of the troops.

“Security forces recorded a major success in ongoing operations against terrorists, as scores of bandits were neutralized by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun local government area, ‘’the statement said.

“This was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna state government from the security agencies.

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“According to the feedback, troops of the Operation Forest Sanity supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.

“During their advance, the security forces crossed River Kaduna and ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents. After a fierce firefight, scores of terrorists were confirmed neutralized as the military forces prevailed.

“Two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK-47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralised bandits.

“The Kaduna state government expressed excitement at the feedback, and praised the troops for their tenacity in this significant victory against the enemy forces.

“Government thanked the troops, air force crews, police personnel, intelligence operatives, and local vigilante members who contributed to the success of the mission. Government urged the security forces to increase the momentum and vanquish the terrorists for good.

“Troops will continue clearance operations in the general area, and other identified areas of interest across the state.

“The Kaduna state government hereby encourages residents to volunteer useful information on activities or movement of terrorists to security agencies. Citizens may also contact the Kaduna State Security Operations on 09034000060 or 08170189999,” the statement added.

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