Kano - The Joint Task Force on Friday said it killed six gunmen but lost a soldier during a raid of a hideout at Sheka in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
JTF spokesman Capt Ikedichi Iweha told newsmen in Kano that the incident occurred in an early morning raid on Friday.
He said the operation followed the arrest of a suspected gunman at Mariri in Kano on Thursday.
He said the suspect who revealed the hideout, had earlier planned to attack the popular Kantin Kwari Textile Market, Kano.
Two AK-47 rifles were recovered, while five women and three children were evacuated from the house during the three-hour operation, he said.
He called on residents to continue to cooperate with security agencies for peace to be restored in the state.