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Nigerian troops kill 3 terrorists in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Governments has confirmed the killing of three terrorists by Nigerian troops operating in the state.

A statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the confirmation in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, three AK47 rifles, three AK47 magazines, two motorcycles
and two mobile phones were recovered during the operation which took place at Cikun Local Government Area of the state.

The statement said: “Military authorities have reported to the Kaduna State Government that troops neutralized three terrorists during patrols along the Telele-Sabon Gida road in Chikun LGA.

“According to the operational feedback, the troops laid an ambush at suspected terrorists rallying point on the route.

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“As expected, the outlaws approached the troops’ position, and entered the killing range, after which they were vigorously engaged.

“The criminals returned fire but were overpowered by the troops after a brief firefight. Three terrorists were neutralized in the exchange.”

The commissioner disclosed that Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i had expressed satisfaction at the operational feedback.

He commended the troops for their swift and decisive action in engaging the terrorists, and encouraged them to keep up the tempo against criminal elements.

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