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Terrorist disguising as policeman killed in Sokoto

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed a terrorist masquerading as a police officer in Sokoto State.

The troops neutralized the terrorist on Wednesday during a collaborative operation with vigilantes.

A statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorist disguised as a policeman to deceive and kidnap his victims.

Nwachukwu said a house covertly used for treating insurgents was recovered from the deceased.

According to the statement: “In a recent sting operation, Nigerian Army troops, working in collaboration with vigilantes, have eliminated a dangerous terrorist who has been masquerading as a police officer in Sokoto to perpetrate heinous crimes.

“The violent extremist who was eliminated on Wednesday 20 March 2024 had often employed disguise to deceive and kidnap unsuspecting victims.

“The sting operation was conducted following credible intelligence and the suspect was neutralized 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 insurgents.”

Also, in a counter-insurgency operation in Taraba State, troops neutralized an insurgent in Kutoko Village, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The operation resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 Rifle and a Magazine containing 4 live rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

“These operations demonstrate the commitment of the Nigerian Army in combating terrorism and insurgency, in an effort to ensure safety and security of the nation.

“We urge well-meaning members of the public to continue to support the troops, as we collectively fight against the nation’s adversaries,” the Army spokesman added.

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