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Troops have foiled an attack by terrorists in Kwanan Bataro, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing five terrorists in the process.

The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday, said operational feedback from military authorities revealed that the troops, who were conducting clearance patrols in Giwa LGA, responded to a credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town.

“The outlaws were sighted and attempted to escape the advancing forces. The troops cut off their escape route at Kwanan Bataro and engaged them in a firefight, during which five of the terrorists were neutralized. The troops returned to base after clearing the area,” he said.

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed satisfaction at the operational feedback and commended the troops for their proactive and quick response to the intelligence received.

He encouraged them to keep up the intensity in the ongoing offensives against terrorists in the area.

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