Police arrest high ranking Boko Haram fighter in Abuja

Identity and Items Recovered From 5 Boko Haram Arrested In Kano

Police arrest high ranking Boko Haram fighter in Abuja

At the end of the gun duel, three of the suspects were arrested, as well as two women suspected to be wives of the suspects.

The command's Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, explained that the insurgents had already earmarked strategic locations in Kano such as worship centres, markets and other public places for attacks.

The Kano State Police Command on Sunday arrested five suspected Boko Haram members in the state after a gun dwell that lasted several hours.

The Police said it has arrested a fleeing Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu, at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory.

He said the gunmen were led by a dismissed military officer who was training the others.

The FCT Police Command at the weekend arrested a suspected insurgent.

Intelligence indicated that "the remnant of a Boko Haram group who escaped from Sambisa Forest were regrouping in some states in the north including Kano", Yusuf said.

NAIJ.com gathered that he was arrested at about 11.30am after police received a tip-off on his suspicious behaviour from people around him.

However, Four Police officers sustained gunshot injury in the attack.

He said the suspect threw an improvised explosive device (IED) at the police and started to shoot before the police fought back.

"I call on all other insurgents to abandon the futile struggle and reject the hypocrisy of the Boko Haram leadership, who live in affluence, while their foot soldiers die in hunger", Attahiru said.

One of the three police officers injured during the battle has been discharged from the hospital after treatment.

The suspects paraded by the police were Abba Muhammad of Niger republic, (20); Usman A. Buhari (23) from Borno State and Illiasu Abdullahi (46) of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Items recovered according to the police commissioner included an AK47 rifle, 49 rounds of ammunition, IEDs, two sets of Air Force uniforms, one military boot, one laptop, one iPad, and some pictures of the suspects wearing military uniform.

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