13 suspected Boko Haram militants arrested in Kano
Thirteen suspected Boko Haram militants that reportedly raided a mosque and some houses in Filin Lazio in Hotoro area of Kano metropolis, Saturday, have been arrested by troops of the Nigerian army.
It was gathered that the militants stormed the mosque while the Muslim faithful were breaking their fast, thereby sending fears down the spines of the residents.
The bandits, it was gathered also took away some unidentified items from the surroundings of the mosque.
Confirming the arrest in Abuja, yesterday, Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Muhammed Yerima said the Nigerian Army troops of 3 Brigade Kano arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday.
Yerima said the suspected terrorists were arrested around Filin Lazio in Hotoro area of Kano, following a successful operation.
He said, the ongoing operation was predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who might want to hibernate in any part of Kano State.
He said, “The general public, especially residents of Filin Lazio Hotoro are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses as security forces are on top of the situation.