Police arrest 5 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kano State

The female suspects

The female suspects

It has been revealed that a dismissed military officer empowered some Boko Haram members to stage a shootout against the police in the state on Sunday morning around 2 a.m.

The insurgent who 20 years old hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, was nabbed at about 11.30am on Sunday after a tip-off, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, told journalists on Monday in Abuja.

Kimo said the suspect further confessed that apart from being the second in-command in his unit, he actively participated in several deadly attacks launched by the group against innocent citizens.

"It is because of the concern to ensure that they don't attack any location in any State, the IGP Ibrahim Idris set up Joint Police Special Team comprising of Special Tactical Force (STF), Special Anti-Robbery Squad Kano, the Force Intelligence Unit and other undercover operative Units as well as Conventional Police Team under the Supervision of CP Kano State Command".

"One of the suspected terrorists who was confirmed to be a dismissed Air Force Officer, now at large, threw an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Police, with three of them (suspects) sustaining various degrees of injury".

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The injured policemen are receiving treatment at a Kano hospital, he added.

The command said the five persons arrested were three males and two females.

The Kano Police Commissioner confirmed that 1 AK 47 Rifle, 49 rounds of ammunition, 4 Magazines, and IEDs were recovered from the terrorists.

According to a statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Brig.

Meanwhile, nine Boko Haram terrorists at the weekend surrendered themselves to troops at Buni Yari in Gujba local government area of Yobe, the army has said.

"Upon interrogation, he confessed to his membership of the Boko Haram group". -Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the suspects were escaping from Boko Haram hideouts at Kafe, Njubulla and Buk villages in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.

"They said that they deliberately surrendered because they had realised the folly of their ways and no longer wished to continue with the criminal terror attacks and the insurgency". They told us that it would change our mindset. He escaped along with three others still at large. After we were done with the training, they gave us a substance to take.

Usman also said that they claimed that there were many more Boko Haram fighters willing to surrender because of untold hardship they suffered.

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