Smoke billowed from a house inhabiting suspected Islamist militants planning an Easter Sunday attack on the city of Kano after soldiers from the Joint Task Force hit the building with explosives and gunfire.
The resulting gunfight lasted four hours. Residents said they saw a dead soldier hurriedly moved from the scene of the gunfight while some were injured apparent from gunfire.
A military spokesperson said some 14 militants were killed in the shootout. The military had acted on a tip-off from residents that noticed suspicious movement of vehicles by militants in Unguwa Uku area on Zaria Road highway. (Source: Sahara reporters and Agencies)
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