The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) in Kano, yesterday, provided insight into how its men captured some leaders of the dreaded Boko Haram sect and raided the suspects’ heavily Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)-wired enclave thereafter.
Daily Sun gathered that following the killing of one of the suspects, during the operation and the arrest of two others, the operatives returned to defuse the IEDs that were wired in and around the enclave.
A statement by the spokesman of the JTF in the state, Lt. Ikedichi Iweha, said items recovered in the operation included “two AK47 rifles, two pump action rifles, one berretta rifle, one smoke discharger, 433 rounds of 7.62 Nato ammunition, 80 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, 2 AK47 magazines, 36 prepared IEDs, 13 laptops, two motorcycles, four printers, one photocopier and one 33 slots zenith disc writer.”
The items, he added, further included “one TG 3900EZ generator, religious books, large quantity of CD plates, two decoders, two satellite dishes, one 21’ television set, one DVD player, two bags of urea fertilizer, one elite dry cell 12 V battery, one blue gate UPS, one stabilizer, 10 hand-held Motorola radios and five battery chargers.” The statement remarked: “This latest encounter with the terrorist group has foiled its planned attack to wreak havoc on the good people of Kano State.
It has equally further depleted the capacity of the terrorist group to operate. “The JTF would like to use this medium to reiterate its resolve to continue to work assiduously towards the protection of lives and property in the state,” said the statement. “The relative peace which Kano enjoys today can be attributed to the collective effort and prayers of the good people of the state.
The JTF continues to count on you for the provision of information as it assures you of utmost confidentiality in dealing with such information,” it added. Residents are therefore enjoined to go about their normal lawful business activities without any fear as security agents are ready and will respond swiftly to any threat to life and property in any part of the state,” it concluded. å