The Commanding Officer of the 35 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Katsina, Col Alhassan Gerema on Friday confirmed the killing of two suspected terrorists by soldiers.
While addressing newsmen, Col Gerema disclosed that a house along Filin Polo quarters of Katsina was raided by soldiers following a tip-off. In the gun battle that occurred during the operation, the Commanding Officer stated that 2 terrorists were killed while one was captured alive.
Some residents who were around at the time of the operation said the house was surrounded by the soldiers. Most of them have however fled the area apparently for fear of a reprisal by the Boko Haram sect.