From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Nigerian Army said its troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West ambushed and neutralised two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna State.

The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

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Director, Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made the disclosure, said the troops laid an ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle which neutralised two of the terrorists.

He said the gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general. The NA will, thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorist activities in the region,” the statement read.