In Kaduna State, the Joint Task Force (JTF) early on Thursday killed five Boko Haram suspects and captured two others.

According to a statement by the spokesman of 1 Division, Nigeria Army, Kaduna, Col. Sani Usman, the incident happened in Rigasa, in Igabi local government area.

He said the operation followed information received from well-meaning citizens, upon which the JTF carried out a Cordon and Search Operation in Rigasa.
“On the approach to the factory, some suspected terrorists opened fire and also threw already primed IED at the troops. The exchange of fire that ensued resulted in the death of five terrorists, while two that sustained various degrees of injuries are being treated. In line with our resolve to deter terrorists, the building housing the factory was demolished this morning.”

He said another bomb-making factory was discovered at a house located off Makarfi Road, and the following items recovered:
1. Five Mark 4 rifles
2. Three Pump Action Riffles.
3. Twenty Rolls of Detonating Cords.
4. Twenty One 9’ Volt Batteries.
5. Two Remote Switches.
6. One Testing Metre.
7. Five assorted Daggers and Jackknives.
8. One Firing Cable and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) materials.

Commending the cooperation of the public, Col. Usman reiterated the resolve of JTF to fight terrorism in this country.

“We wish to inform the general public that whatever we are doing is aimed at ensuring that there is peace in Kaduna State as well as taking necessary steps in safeguarding the lives and properties of law-abiding citizens.”

He urged the public to continue to report any suspicious movement, establishments or persons in their environment, stressing that all such information received will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
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