Nigerian Troops Arrest Five Boko Haram Commanders in Kano

Nigerian troops arrested five suspected Islamist commanders in the northern city of Kano and destroyed a house where they stored weapons, a military spokesman said.
Security forces found 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 the region, said today in a statement handed to reporters.

About 22 people were killed and 65 wounded on March 18 when suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram detonated bombs at a bus station in Kano’s Sabon Gari district.

Boko Haram has carried out attacks in the north and the capital of Abuja since 2009 as part of a campaign to impose Shariah law in Africa’s top oil producer. 

The most populous African nation, with more than 160 million people, Nigeria is roughly divided between a largely Muslim north and mostly Christian south.

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  1. Yet, they call them faceless group. If they are members of the group, prosecute them in court and stop all these fake arrests.

  2. They should be transfer to high profiles security facility 4 interrogation may be they reviled the others



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