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Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano



Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Sunday said security agents arrested suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in the state.

He said this when he received Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, at the government house.

According to the governor, those arrested have been moved to Abuja for interrogation.

“The security agents also confiscated arms and communication gadgets from the alleged terrorists even as they divulged very useful information”, he said.

He said the arrest was possible through local community intelligence gathering, and that the government would sustain its commitment towards protecting lives and property.

The governor said, as part of efforts of his government to assist security agencies to do their work efficiently, vehicles worth millions of naira had been purchased and distributed.

“We have also built 10 security dormitories, each capable of housing 60 security officials to help the police in surveillance along the major highways coming onto the state capital,” he said.

Ganduje also told the emir that the government had committed huge resources to the provision of public infrastructure like metropolitan roads, hospitals and classrooms.

He requested the support of the emirate council to continue his “good works”.

Speaking earlier, the emir urged the government to focus more on economic development, especially alleviating the current hardship being faced by citizens.

He also urged political leaders to caution their supporters against causing public disturbances.
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