DSS, other security operatives nab 5 suspected terrorists in Kaduna, Kano

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Barely 13 days before the May 29 inauguration of new administrations, security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force have arrested five suspects during raids of insurgents/terrorist hideouts in parts of Kaduna and Kano states.

Dr Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the raids of the hideouts in the two states were simultaneously carried out in the early hours of Monday.

According to him, during the raid in Kaduna State, the terrorists deployed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) against the fighting forces.

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He said one of the terrorists, who wore a suicide jacket, blew himself up while three suspects were arrested.

Afunanya said items recovered during a search on the group’s accommodation, after Police EOD had defused other IEDs, were two suicide jackets, one AK-47 rifle, a pistol and one laptop.

“In Kano State, two suspects were arrested while recovered items were a pistol, 11 mobile phones, two hand grenades and one fully charged AK-47 magazine.

“Other items recovered are two empty AK-47 magazines, one Peugeot 307 car and an ID card belonging to a suspect that escaped,” he said.

Recall that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had on April 20, raised the alarm that bandits and terrorists could take advantage of the transition period to inflict bloody attacks across the nation if the security operatives fail to take necessary actions.

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