Wednesday, June 16, 2021

JUST IN: Boko Haram ‘sector commander’, 30 others arrested in Kano


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Adnan Tudunwada

In a joint operation with the police, State Security Service, SSS, on Sunday arrested the sector commander of Boko Haram in charge of Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto.

Security sources said the commander (name withheld) was arrested alongside 30 other suspects while planning coordinated attacks during Sallah festival in Kano.

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“About 30 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were arrested in Rijiyar Zaki and Dorayi areas of Kano between last night and today (Sunday),” a source familiar with the arrests told DAILY NIGERIAN.

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“The concerted effort in the area of intelligence gathering by the police and DSS averted this tragedy.”

According to the sources, arms and ammunition and primed Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs were recovered from the suspects’ hideouts in the state.

On Saturday night, two people, including a policeman and a bystander, were killed when suspected Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on policemen at a checkpoint on Club Road, Kano.

The State Security Service, SSS, on Friday, said it had uncovered a plot by suspected terrorists to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

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The secret service said two suspects — Yusuf Adamu and Abdulmuminu Haladu — were arrested in Sokoto in connection with the plot in the early hours of Friday.

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