14 Suspected Terrorists Killed In Easter Day Raid

Terrorists-hideout

The Nigerian Army on Sunday raided a suspected hideout for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in Kano, sparking a clash that left 15 people dead, the military said.

According to the military who claimed that those killed included 14 suspected Islamists and one soldier, the extremists were planning an Easter day attack in the city.

Residents of the largest northern city reported hearing gunfire and explosions early on Sunday as soldiers battled the Islamists.

“In the raid, 14 terrorists were killed and their commander was arrested,” Army Brigadier-General Ilyasu Abba told reporters.

“We lost one soldier in the encounter and one other was badly injured.”

The military also claimed to have recovered weapons, including a car loaded with explosives which Abba said was “primed for attack against Easter in Kano.”

The hideout, which comprised two attached flats, was destroyed by a bulldozer on the orders of Abba, as with previous hideouts.

Nigeria has in the past seen major attacks on Christian holidays blamed on Boko Haram.

A bombing in the northern city of Kaduna on Easter last year killed 41 people.

Violence linked to Boko Haram’s insurgency has left some 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Nig should tit up her belt upon d isues of ds BH but al i no is dt god shal b upon al xstains & revel there secret of BH

  2. I wonder about this policy of destroying the buildings used by this so called terrorists. Is it legal, to destroy private property in such a manner. Won’t it be more instructive to know who owns such buildings. How they were rented or acquired. Real intelligence work instead of a scorched earth policy dat is more suited to occupied enemy territory than the father-land .

  3. Nigeria is a country protected by the Almighty God, the maker of Heaven and Earth.
    It is shear insanity to think of islamising Nigeria. Boko Haram insurgency is wickedness. The sect has no point to prove their course to be just. It is terrorism. Yes, much needs to be done. At last, Boko Haram will be hist, and that, very soon.

  4. Knw wahala i belive d rugedity of christian wen d tim com, let dem nt 4get dey start it 1st, we shal se, am coming bak again. AkA christ in me

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