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Dismissed Air Force Officer at large as Police arrests 5 Boko Haram Suspects in Kano




5 Boko Haram Suspects arrested in Kano

The Police in Kano State have arrested five suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Gayawa village of Ungoggo Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabi’u Yusuf, confirmed the arrest while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

Yusuf said they were apprehended in the early hours of Sunday during a shoot-out between the police and the suspects who had planned to attack Kano.

According to him, the five suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, comprising two women and three men, were apprehended during the incident.

5 Boko Haram Suspects arrested in Kano

He said the raid was successfully carried out after obtaining a credible intelligence report which led to the arrest of the suspects.

“The hide-out of the suspected terrorists was raided by a combined team of the Police Anti Robbery Squad, the Special Tactical Force and undercover operatives of the Command at Gayawa Village in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

“One of the suspected terrorists who was confirmed to be a dismissed Air Force Officer, now at large, threw an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Police, with three of them (suspects) sustaining various degrees of injury.

“He said items recovered in possession of the terrorists included military uniforms, AK-47 Rifle, portraits bearing their faces and operational black masks.

He called on members of the public to be vigilant and report to the police any suspicious characters for appropriate action.

5 Boko Haram Suspects arrested in Kano


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1 Comment

  1. Blessing Omozusi

    July 24, 2017 at 1:21 am

    As Nigeria ,unity should be. Are ago time of fighting and killing each other should be put be hind and let peace and love embrace the society we live in.the future of the ones to come we should make better.vaolet well lied known were.we all know peace call.

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