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DSS raids suspected terrorist’s hideout in Minna, recovers 150 AK-47 rifles, anti-aircraft rifles


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The operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Niger State Command, have stormed the house of a suspected terrorist in Kulobe community in the Gbeganu area of Minna and discovered a large cache of AK47 riffles and thousands of ammunition.

According to Punch, the operatives raided the suspect’s home between 1am and 3am on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, following a tip-off from neighbours.

The suspected terrorist was said to have seen the operatives coming to his house through his CCTV and engaged them in a gun battle.

The suspect was said to have used a rocket launcher to bring down part of the fence of his house through which he escaped leaving behind his wife and children who were taken into custody by the security operatives.

A security source told the publication that he was in the house when the DSS operatives were taking inventory of the weapons over 150 AK-47 riffles, explosives, a rocket launcher, anti-aircraft rifles and ammunition numbering over 3000.

Some residents of the community and neighbours confirmed that they heard the sound of an exchange of gunfire and the rocket launcher.

“We thought bandits had invaded our community. The sound of the guns between the terrorists and the security operatives was too heavy and loud, and some of my electronics and furniture were destroyed. The loud noise sounded like there were many bandits,” a source said.

It was further learnt that a watchman living next door, Mubarak Abubakar, was hit by a stray bullet and is currently receiving treatment at the IBB Specialist Hospital in Minna.


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