Troops kill notorious terrorists’ leader, others in Katsina

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Nigerian Army troops have neutralised a notorious terrorist leader,  Maikusa, who was the second-in-command to the infamous terrorist known as Modi Modi in Katsina State.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj -Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the troops gunned down Maikusa and three other terrorists on Monday, during an counter at Kurfi and Safana Local Government Areas of the state.

He said the ferocious operation also resulted in the successful clearance of terrorists’ enclaves in those areas.

According to him, 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.

“In continuation of the clearance operations, troops also destroyed terrorists’ camps in  Wurma, Shaiskawa, Yauni, and Dogon Marke villages in Kurfi Local Government Area, as well as Ummadau and Zakka villages in Safana Local Government Area.

“Troops have continued to maintain an aggressive posture in the general area to clear remnants of the terrorists cell to ensure safety and security in the region,” he said.

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