Two Female Boko Haram Terrorists & Three Others Arrested By Police After Fierce Gun Duel In Kano (Photos)

The Kano State police command on Sunday, arrested five Boko Haram suspects including two women in Gayawa town in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects are as identified Abba Mohammed, 20 and an indigene of of Niger Republic, Usman Buhari, 23, from Borno State and Illyasu Abdullahi, 46 from Gezawa Local Government, Aisha Yau, 25, and Ladidi Yunusa, 27, both of Kwana Hudu in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects on Sunday morning, July 23, at the Bompai headquarters in Bompai, the State Police Commissioner Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf, said they were arrested based on intelligence report which indicated that some of the Boko Haram group were regrouping in some states in the North including Kano.

Yusuf said his men had been on the trail of the suspects and their efforts yielded positive results when the suspects were arrested at about 2:00a.m. He further indicated that the police team came under attack during the operation but repelled the attack. Three policemen were injured from the IEDs and gunshots wounds during the operation and were receiving treatment in the hospital.

The Commissioner of Policealso explained that one of the suspects, a dismissed air force officer, escaped during the gun duel between the police and the suspects.

Items recovered from the suspects included one AK 47 rifle, 49 ammunition, four magazines, pieces of IEDs and two set of air force uniforms.

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