Abuja - The Nigerian Army has killed two
suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group as the insurgents attempted
to attack a mosque in Kogi State.
The troops have repelled the attack in Enike Mosque in
Army Spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman,
confirmed the development on Wednesday morning.
He said a rocket propelled grenade bomb and empty cases
of expended ammunition were recovered.
The Army spokesman confirmed that a soldier died during
the attack and another sustained gunshot wounds.
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“Our troops on cordon and search operations at the
general area of Enike Mosque, Okene
town, Kogi State were attacked by some suspected terrorists at about 5.30am
Tuesday," he said.
Usman said the troops responded and two of the attackers
He reiterated the call on the public to cooperate with
security agencies, be more security conscious and report suspected persons or
unusual movements to the security agencies.
“The fight against terrorism and insurgency is a
collective responsibility of all. well meaning citizens. We should not allow
these criminals to succeed in thwarting our collective efforts of peaceful
co-existence,” Usman said.
- CAJ News