Nigerian troops raid Boko Haram hideout in Kano
Nigerian troops raided a suspected Boko Haram hideout in the northern city of Kano on Tuesday, killing one
terrorist Islamist and recovering some arms and ammunitions.
A military task force stormed the two-bedroom house on the outskirts of the city around 4:30 a.m. and engaged the
terrorists insurgents in a shootout. One terrorist Islamist was killed, another escaped, and the house was badly damaged in the raid.
The soldiers also arrested three women, including one nursing mother and a three-year-old girl, while security agents took over the building with the area cordoned off.
Items found in the house included 35 low-caliber IEDs (improvised explosive devices), five high-caliber remote control IEDs, one AK-47 rifle, 458 rounds of ammunitions, 35 knives, two laptops, a motorcycle, two laptops and a bag of fertilizer. A bank deposit slip and a pamphlet purportedly containing a message by Boko Haram's
terrorist leader were also found in the building.
One of the arrested women said she was married to a member of the group. The 18-year-old woman said, "I was married to my husband a year ago. We met in Wudil. I only came to know that he was a
terrorist member of Boko Haram recently. He managed to escape during the raid this morning."
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