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Kano Police Foil Boko Haram Terrorists Attack; nab suspects who confessed to plots to wreck-havoc in City.

The Kano State Police Command in conjunction with IGP’s Special Forces have arrested five suspected members of Boko Haram group at Gayawa area of Ungogo Local Government area of the State.

The suspects were arrested following an active intelligence from the Nigeria Police Force indicating the remnant of BH Group who escaped from Sambisa Forest were started regrouping in some States in the North including Kano State.

It is because of the concern to ensure that they don’t attack any location in any State, the IGP Ibrahim Idris set up Joint Police Special Team comprising of 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.

This Joint team has been on the trail of the remnant of Boko Haram Group in various locations in Kano and environs for some time.

A statement sent through Force headquarters Abuja quoted Kano State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf saying “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 (Sunday) when the team intercepted the remnant of BH Group while they were about to move to attack Public Centers; 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.

“All the suspects confessed to be active members of the BH group that involved in several killings of innocent Nigerians in Kano and other North Eastern States.

“They equally volunteer confessional statement indicating the planned attack they were about to carry out in Kano and other North Eastern States.

“The suspects arrested are Abba Mohammed of Niger Republic aged 20yrs, Usman A. Buhari aged 23yrs of Borno State, Iliyasu Abdullahi aged 46yrs of Gezawa LGA, Kano State, Aisha Ya’u 25yrs and Ladidi Yunusa aged 27yrs both of Kwana Hudu Qtrs, Kano State.

“Exhibits recovered from them include, One AK47 Rifle No. 58008821, 49 live ammunition, 4-Magazines, 4 pieces of IEDS recovered, 2 Sets of Air Force Uniform.

“Others are 4 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”

Rabiu Yusuf,

Commissioner of Police,

Kano State Command.

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