Kano Police Arrests 5 Boko Haram Terrorists


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Kano State Police Command has announced the arrest of five suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists at Gayawa area of Ungogo Local Government area of the State.

The suspects, according to the Commissioner of Police for the State, Rabiu Yusuf, were arrested following an active intelligence from the Nigeria Police Force indicating that the remnant of Boko Haram terrorists, who escaped from Sambisa Forest and were regrouping in some States in the North, including Kano State.

Yusuf, who spoke at a press briefing, said due to the resolve at ensuring they do not attack any location in any State, that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris set up the Joint Police Special Team comprising Special Tactical Force (STF), Special Anti-Robbery Squad Kano, the Force Intelligence Unit and other undercover operative Units as well as Conventional Police Team under the Supervision of CP Kano State Command.

According to him; “This joint team has been on the trail of the remnants of Boko Haram Group in various locations in Kano and environs for some time. The Special Police Team has prevented several attempts in various places in Kano and its environs by this Boko Haram Group to attack innocent citizens in Kano.

“The sustenance of this operation by Special Forces yielded positive result  this morning when the team intercepted the remnant of BH Group while they were about to move to attack public centres, Places of Worship and other places where people gathered to carry out their means of livelihood.

“The Police Team came under attack of this remnant and they were repelled in the process they were able to arrest five suspects three male and two females. Three Police operatives sustained injuries from the IEDs and gunshots launched on them by this terrorist group. They are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

Yusuf said all the suspects confessed to be active members of the Boko Haram terrorists group involved in several killings of innocent Nigerians in Kano and other North Eastern States, adding that the arrested terrorists equally volunteer confessional statement indicating the planned attack they were about to carry out in Kano and other North Eastern States.

The Kano State Commissioner of Police listed the arrested Boko Haram terrorists to include; 20 years Abba Mohammed from Niger Republic, Usman A. Buhari aged 23 years from Borno State, Iliyasu Abdullahi aged 46yrs of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, 25 years Aisha Ya’u and Ladidi Yunusa aged 27yrs both of Kwana Hudu Quarters in Kano State.

CP Yusuf also listed items recovered from the arrested terrorists to include One AK47 Rifle, 49 Ammunitions, four magazines, pieces of IEDS recovered, two sets of Air Force uniform, four caps Of Air force uniform, one hand smoke, one military boot, one set of camouflage uniform, one Volkswagen motor vehicle key, one Laptop, one IPad, some pictures of the suspects with military uniform and some operational black masks.

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