Security battle militants in Zaria as explosion occurs

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The police have confirmed the duel between security operatives and militants.


Reports from Zaria, Kaduna State, indicate that an explosion was heard around Gaskiya layout, Tukur area of the city.

Sources in Zaria informed PREMIUM TIMES that the explosion occurred at a house suspected to be used by insurgents who were planning to carry out an attack in the city today.

Reports indicate that security agencies got intelligence report about the impending attacks and raided the house. The raid commenced on Saturday evening between the militants and security operatives leading to a gun duel that lasted most part of the night.

Residents in the area said the explosion heard on Sunday morning could be a result of the detonation being carried out by security personnel who tried to detonate the bombs found in the building.

The area has been cordoned off since Saturday, making it difficult to verify actual happenings.

When contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, Olufemi Adenaike, confirmed that a raid was on-going in Zaria. He said he would provide details later.

“Security have been dispatched to conduct search in the area, the operation is going on, I will give you details later,” he said.


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