Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) from the 3rd Brigade Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State have arrested a terrorist, suspected to be bomb manufacturer in Kazaure after a gun battle in a residence.
In a statement, the spokesman of the JTF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha disclosed that one terrorist was apprehended after a gun battle; while three women and three toddlers were rescued unhurt.
At the end of operations, Ikedichi said five AK 47 rifles, five magazines, and 333 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and various improvised explosive devices were recovered from the residence after an intensive search.
According to Captain Iweha, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is an Improvised Explosive Devices manufacturer and his residence is used as a staging ground for terrorist activities in Kano.
‘’You may recollect that the JTF had earlier alerted members of the general public of fleeing terrorists from major theatres of operation in the North east axis of the country to ‘cooler ‘ areas due to pressure being mounted on them by the on-going military operations in these areas’’
‘’Members of the general public are once again enjoined to continue complimenting the efforts of the JTF by carrying out thorough checks on the background of persons who wish to rent properties, especially in cool zones or at the outskirt areas of major towns, adding that the 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Kano would not allow its area of operational responsibility to be used as haven for terrorists.’’
‘’The appeals of the JTF will continue to be complimented with the destruction of properties, where terrorists reside in and the arrests of their owners, emphasizing the that the efforst of the JTF would not be successful without the cooperation of the residents.’’
The spokesman therefore urged all residents not to relent in the fight against terrorists, who are seeking refuge by reporting any suspicious persons, regardless of gender for immediate action to prevent the loss of lives and properties.
Also, the Captain Iweha enjoined members of the general public to go about their normal lawful businesses without any fear and to contact the JTF through its telephone numbers in the event of any distress for rapid response.