Kaduna: Troops eliminate marauding terrorist, Daushe

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops eliminated a terrorist identified as a cohort of a notorious terrorist commander known as Buharin Yadi, who was eliminated by troops in a recent encounter.

The army in a post on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle said the terrorist was in transit to commit mayhem during the ongoing Eid-El-Kabir celebration in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It said the terrorist met his waterloo when troops projecting fighting patrol to Kidandan, a village in Giwa LGA, spotted him speeding off on a motorbike, in an attempt to evade the approaching patrol team.

According to the post, the vigilant troops swiftly pursued the terrorist, causing him to abandon his motorbike and fled into a nearby settlement.

“Undeterred, the troops continued to trail the fleeing terrorist until they successfully caught up and neutralised him while frantically trying to escape into the bush, at the outskirts of the community.

“Upon searching the area, the troops recovered the abandoned motorbike, two bags containing corn flour, and a mobile phone from the neutralised terrorist.

“Further verification by operatives from the intelligence community confirmed the identity of the terrorist, as one Daushe, a known cohort of Buharin Yadi, who had been recently neutralised by troops in the same area.

“The swift and coordinated efforts of the security forces have once again prevented a potential threat to the community,” it said.

The post added that the troops were currently maintaining a strong presence in the area to ensure a smooth and trouble-free Sallah celebration in Giwa Local Government Area.

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