Soldiers capture five Boko Haram suspects, seize Kalashnikovs in Kano

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The suspects were captured in Kano which has seen a recent spate of bombings attributed to Boko Haram.

Nigerian soldiers, on Friday, raided and destroyed a house and arsenal belonging to suspected Islamist militants, Boko Haram, in the city of Kano.

“Five suspected Islamic militants were arrested in the raid that saw the military seize more than a dozen improvised explosive devices, bomb-making materials, Kalashnikov rifles and machine guns in the building in the Gaida Ajawa district of the city,” Ikedichi Iweha, a spokesman for the Joint military Task Force in Kano, said in a statement on Friday.

Kano is increasingly troubled by the Boko Haram sect who are fighting for the Islamisation of Northern Nigeria and avenging the 2009 extra judicial execution of its leader, Mohammed Yusuf.

Last week 25 people were killed and 65 wounded after suspected members of the sect detonated bombs at a busy bus station in Kano’s Sabon Gari area.


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