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Troops clear enclaves in Katsina, neutralise notorious terrorists

The Nigerian Army troops on Monday neutralised a notorious terrorist leader, Maikusa, who is identified to be the second-in-command in the hierarchy of the terrorists’ cell in Katsina state, led by the infamous terrorist known as Modi Modi.

In a statement by its spokesman, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the army said its troops gunned down Maikusa and three other terrorists during a counter-insurgency operation in Kurfi and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

According to him, the ferocious operation also resulted in the successful clearance of terrorists’ enclaves in these areas.

During the operation, troops encountered vehement resistance from the violent extremists, but gallantly overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower neutralising some while others fled in disarray.

After the firefight, the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, three magazines, 65 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition, a locally fabricated gun, and camouflage uniform.

The troops also destroyed terrorist camps in Wurma, Shaiskawa, Yauni, and Dogon Marke villages in Kurfi LGA, as well as Ummadau and Zakka villages in Safana LGA.

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