THE BUILDING WHERE OFFICIALS OF THE STATE SECURITY SERVICE AND SOLDIERS EXCHANGED FIRE WITH SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF THE BOKO HARAM SECT AT KEKE-B NEAR HAYIN DANBUSHIYA ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF KADUNA YESTERDAY.
A detachment of heavily armed soldiers and State Security Service (SSS) operatives yesterday stormed a hideout of Boko Haram suspects in Kaduna State and engaged them in a gun fight that reportedly lasted for almost one hour.
The incidence occurred at an area called Ungwan Keke-B, near Hayin Danbushiyya in Chikun Local Government Area, on the outskirts of Kaduna.
According to Daily Trust, one security personnel was killed in the shoot-out while one other sustained serious injuries.
The security forces reportedly arrived in the area around 1:20am and headed straight to a three-room apartment where the terrorists lived with their families.
They attempted to force their way in before the militants opened fire.
A witness said: “I started hearing gunshot sound around 1:20am and we were frightened. The shoot-out continued till around 2am, but we stayed in our houses. Later, around 4am, we were asked to come out and the security agents explained what happened”.