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Nigerian soldiers kill notorious terrorist leader Maikusa, three others in Katsina

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralised a notorious terrorist leader known as Maikusa in Katsina State.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said Maikusa was believed to be the second in command in the hierarchy of the terrorist group which was led by Modi Modi.

Maikusa was killed with three other gang members yesterday, during an operation in Kurfi and Safana Local Government Areas of the state.

“Nigerian Army troops have neutralised a notorious terrorist leader, Maikusa, who is identified to be the second-in-command in the hierarchy of the terrorists’ cell in Katsina state, led by the infamous terrorist known as Modi Modi.

“Troops gunned down Maikusa and three other terrorists in a shootout on Monday 4 March 2024, during a counter-insurgency operation in Kurfi and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State. The ferocious operation also resulted in the successful clearance of terrorists’ enclaves in these areas,” the army posted on its official X handle.

Gen Nwachukwu revealed that the soldiers overpowered the terrorists after a fierce gun battle and recovered weapons and a camouflage uniform.

“During the operation, troops encountered vehement resistance from the violent extremists, but gallantly overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower neutralising some while others fled in disarray.

“After the firefight, the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, three magazines, 65 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition, a locally fabricated gun and a camouflage uniform.
In continuation of the clearance operations, troops also destroyed terrorists’ camps in Wurma, Shaiskawa, Yauni, and Dogon Marke villages in Kurfi LGA, as well as Ummadau and Zakka villages in Safana LGA.”

The Nigerian Army’s victory comes days after children of Wurma village in Kurfi LGA protested the killings and abduction of their parents by bandits in their community.

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