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BREAKING: 31 Boko Haram suspects and commander planning 'bloodiest attack in Nigeria's history' arrested in Kano state


Not fewer than 30 Boko Haram suspects and a top commander of the terrorist group have been arrested by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Leadership reports. The arrests were carried out by the Kano office of the agency which revealed on Sunday, June 25, that the achievement followed a sting operation. 

The agency said that arms and ammunition and Improvised Explosive Devices that were ready for use were recovered from the suspects’ hideouts. All these were disclosed by Alhassan Muhammad, the DSS Director at the Kano office. 

Muhammad said the operation was carried out by a combination of policemen and DSS operatives and it led to the arrest of the Boko Haram unit commander who was responsible for Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto. He said the commander and the 30 other suspects were planning coordinated attacks during Sallah festivity in Kano and other major Northern cities. 

He said: “We have in our custody about 30 suspected Boko Haram terrorists including a sector Commandant whom we arrested at Rijiyar Zaki and Dorayi areas of Kano in just two days. 

“Our joint intelligence gathering and the synergy that existed between all the security apparatus in Kano give a moral buster to our giant efforts in tracking every suspicious movements and make it highly difficult for the terrorists to make any impact”.
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