During a joint operation conducted by the troops of Operation Forest Sanity and the Defence Headquarters Special Forces, at least six terrorists were neutralized in Kaduna State. The operation targeted the terrorists’ hideouts located in the Giwa area of the state.
Furthermore, the operation resulted in the recovery of a significant quantity of ammunition from the terrorists.
In a statement issued by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, on Saturday, it was revealed that the terrorists engaged in a fierce gun battle with the troops during the operation, ultimately leading to their elimination. The operation took place on Friday.
The statement read, “On June 9, 2023, troops of Operation Forest Sanity in conjunction with the Defence Headquarters Special Forces conducted a covert operation to bandit enclaves at Maidaro village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State and made contact with terrorists.
“In an ensued fire fight, troops neutralised six terrorists and recovered five AK 47 rifles, 192 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm Special ammunition, 74 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm Special, nine AK 47 rifle magazines, three IEDs, three Baofeng radios, one PKM, three motorcycles, amongst other sundry items.”
He appealed to the citizens to provide the troops with prompt and accurate information regarding the activities of terrorists within their surroundings
“The military high command commends troops of Operation Forest Sanity and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on terrorists and all criminal activities within their area,” the statement added