March 22, 2024

Troops kill terrorist who disguised as police officer in Sokoto


By Kingsley Omonobi

Troops of the Nigerian Army, working in collaboration with vigilantes have eliminated a dangerous terrorist, who had been masquerading as a police officer in Sokoto State to perpetrate heinous crimes in a sting operation.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations disclosed this in a statement, yesterday.

Nwachukwu said the violent extremist, who was eliminated on March 20, 2024, had often employed disguise to deceive and kidnap unsuspecting victims.

He said: “The sting operation was conducted following credible intelligence and the suspect was neutralised in 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 terrorists,/bandits.

“Troops in a separate counter-insurgency operation, neutralised 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 four live rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.”