- Scores of members of the Boko Haram sect were arrested in Kano within the few days of Sallah festivities
- This was revealed by the Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
- The suspected insurgents were arrested and taken to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for further investigations according to the governor
Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has revealed that scores of members of the Boko Haram sect were arrested in Kano within the few days of Sallah festivities.
According to Daily Trust, the governor made the statement at the annual Hawan Nassarawa in the state on Sunday, September 3.
He said the insurgents invaded the state to launch attacks during the Sallah celebrations.
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His words: “The arrested insurgents were taken to Abuja this morning (yesterday) for further investigation.
“Possibly, these insurgents were from Sambisa forest and their plan was to launch another coordinated attack on Kano during Sallah celebrations.
“The security agencies received reports of suspicious movements of strange faces in the state.
“Having got the information, the security personnel intensified intelligence gathering and they did not relent in their efforts until they foiled the evil mission and arrested the insurgents in various parts of the capital metropolis.”
The governor said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had achieved a lot in addressing the security challenges bedeviling the country, and that the Kano state government in collaboration with security agencies had also recorded tremendous success in the same direction.
Earlier, the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, called on the general public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements to security agencies.
He advised government to promote agricultural activities so that youths could be gainfully engaged.
Meanwhile, suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents attacked and slain 18 people at the Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) in Banki town, Bama local government area of Borno state on Thusday, August 30.
According to reports, the terrorists sneaked into the IDP camp and murdered at least 18 youths at about 11 pm and forcefully took away many others, including young girls and women.
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