An early morning encounter between the Joint Military Taskforce in Kano, yesterday, left no fewer than six suspected militants dead in two separate operations at Yankaba and Ungwar-Dabai, all within the municipal local council of the state.
Security sources close to JTF confided in Vanguard that troops stormed the two hideouts at about 4 a.m to effect the arrest of suspected militants believed to be hiding inside ‘a marked building’ when they came under fire and responded with superior firepower.
The incident came barely 48 hours after unknown gunmen shot to death three police officers at Yankaba area of Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state in a local restaurant by 8.30p.m, Monday night.
The security sources further explained that the raid at Yankaba at the wee hours of yesterday led to the death of three suspected militants, while a man believed to be the mastermind of premeditated attack on security operatives in that area was captured.
Unconfirmed reports said the suspected mastermind in a bid to evade arrest fired and critically injured a police officer during the raid before he was overpowered by operatives of the Joint Military Taskforce.
However, it could not be ascertained at press time whether the injured officer survived the attack as the security goons in the city are keeping sealed lips over the development.
At Unguwar Dabai area of Dala Local Government Area, the combined team of security operatives also battled with suspected gunmen in an early morning raid at their hideout, while three suspected militants died in a shoot-out with the troops.