The Joint Task Force in Kano Saturday killed four suspected militants in their hideout at Janbulo quarters of Rijiyar Zaki general area of Kano metropolitan during an afternoon raid.
The JTF raided a house believed to have been the operational base of the militants and uncovered a Honda vehicle which has been primed for a suicide mission.
Spokesman of the JTF, Lt Ikedichi Iweha, who confirmed the operation, said: “A raid operation was carried out resulting in a gun duel, at the end of which four suspected terrorists were killed in their hideout, located at Jan-block of Rijiyar Zaki general area”
Iweha , who said the operation was carried out based on tips from the public, called on the residents of the state to continue supporting the security agencies with useful information so as to make Kano free from terrorists.
The JTF operation at the hideout which lasted about two hours recovered large arms, ammunitions and high explosives.
Eyewitness told reporters that “We were all in a state of shock over the unusual discovery at the premises of a magnificent building at Jan-bulo, believed to be the hideout of the suspected militants.”
It could be recalled that the latest incident came a day after the discovery of explosives at a Mosque during Juma’at prayers at Fagge quarters, which the police promptly defused before it could wreak havoc.