10 February 2013

Nigeria: Army Arrests Eight Boko Haram Suspects in Kaduna Village

Kaduna — Men of the Nigerian Army manning a check-point in Kagoro, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday evening intercepted eight people suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

It was gathered that seven men and a woman were arrested while travelling in an Opel Vectra Saloon car with registration number, AY-386-KPN with Improvise Explosives Devices (IED) materials.

According to a resident, Bulus Bawa, "When the men were arrested, we saw cooking gas cylinders, coils of wires and other devices used for producing bombs in the car. They were taken away from Kagora to Kafanchan Divisional Police Headquarters," he said.

A security source in Kafanchan confirmed to Daily Trust that the suspects confessed to have been travelling from Kano to Lafia.

"They were taken away from the police headquarters in Kafanchan at about 10am to a military base in Kaduna," he said.

When contacted, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division, Colonel Sani Usman confirmed the arrest.

He said, "On Saturday evening some suspected terrorists, including a woman were intercepted at a military check point in Kagoro. They were carrying weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) when our men intercepted them."

Usman added that, "investigation has commenced into the matter," and assured the general public of the safety of their lives and properties in the state.

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