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Members of Boko Haram terrorists group invaded Kano State to launch attacks during Sallah celebration, but were arrested following security tipoff– Governor Ganduje

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, while speaking at the annual Hawan Nassarawa yesterday, said that many members of the Boko Haram terrorists were apprehended in Kano State within the few days of the Sallah festivities.

According to the Governor, the terrorists invaded the state to launch attacks during the Sallah celebration but were however arrested following series of security intelligence reports of suspicious movements by strange faces.

“The arrested insurgents were taken to Abuja this morning (yesterday) for further investigation. Possibly, these insurgents were from Sambisa forest and their plan was to launch another coordinated attack on Kano during Sallah celebrations,” Ganduje said.

“The security agencies received reports of suspicious movements of strange faces in the state. Having got the information, the security personnel intensified intelligence gathering and they did not relent in their efforts until they foiled the evil mission and arrested the insurgents in various parts of the capital metropolis.”

He noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has achieved a lot in addressing security challenges facing the nation, adding that the Government of Kano State in collaboration with security agencies had recorded tremendous success too.

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