10 December 2012

Nigeria: Security Agents Arrest 28 Suspects in Kano

Security operatives in Kano State, during separate raids, have arrested 28 suspected terrorists, according to reliable sources.

The Joint Task Force (JTF)-led operation at Rijiyar Zaki, Kurna Asabe and Yankaba was said to have been the task force response to the spate of attacks by suspected gunmen in some parts of the city.

THISDAY gathered that two teenage students-Chukwuemeka Ebuka (16) and Daniel Nwachkwu (17) were gunned down on Thursday by unknown gunmen in Yankaba area.

It was also revealed that six suspected gunmen were picked up during the raid in Kurna Asabe.

A security source said 12 suspects were arrested at Yankaba, after intelligence report revealed that they just arrived Kano from Yobe State.

It was also learnt that another team of security personnel also acting on a tip off, raided a compound at Rijayar Zakai, where another group of 10 suspects were also apprehended.

Items recovered, according to the source, include military uniforms and other incriminates items and they were all handed over to the military authorities.

Spokesman of the JTF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said the JTF would not relent in its efforts to liberate the state from the grip of the terrorists, adding that the raids on suspected hideouts of the gunmen remained a routine exercise.

"Our plan is to choke up the state to suffocate them and that we are doing and getting the desired results. You can see what they are doing now is to throw cans indiscriminately to sustain their terror, but I assure you we are on top of the situation," he said.

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