The Department of State Services (DSS) in Kano have on Sunday, arrested top Boko Haram commander, and 20 others suspects.
The Director, Kano local office of DSS, Alhassan Muhammad, told newsmen in Kano that a 48 hours operation stopped what would have been a bloody Eid-el-Fitr in Kano.
According to Vanguard, Muhammad disclosed that the combat operations was jointly carried out by the police, and his men led to the arrest of the unit commander of Boko Haram who was also in charge of Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto.
He explained that the commander also arrested alongside 30 other suspects while planning coordinated attacks during Sallah festivity in Kano and other major Northern cities.
Alhassan said, “we have in our Custody about 30 suspected Boko Haram terrorists including a sector Commandant whom we arrested at Rijiyar Zaki and Dorayi areas of Kano in just two days”.
He added, “our joint intelligence gathering and the synergy that existed between all the security apparatus in Kano give a moral buster to our giant efforts in tracking every suspicious movements and make it highly difficult for the terrorists to make any impact.”
The Director revealed that “arms and ammunition, primed Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs were recovered from the suspects’ hideouts in the state.”