Nigerian Army Increases Land Surveillance, Neutralize Terrorist Masquerading As Police Officer in Sokoto, Destroy House For Covertly Treating Insurgents

The Nigerian Army has recently increased Land Surveillance. In a recent sting operation, 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. 

Director Army Public Relations, Maj General Onyema Nwachukwu  in a press stayement revealed that the violent extremist who was eliminated on Wednesday 20 March 2024 had often employed disguise to deceive and kidnap unsuspecting victims. 

General 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.

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