Attack on Bayero: JTF Arrests Mastermind

07 Feb 2013

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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero

Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in Kano has arrested a man suspected to have masterminded the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.

It was also learnt that arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspect during a raid carried out at his residence at Dorayi in Kano metropolis by the security operatives.

A security source told THISDAY Wednesday on condition of anonymity that the mastermind of the attack was arrested in his residence.
He also added that in the course of the search, an old man was arrested and when his house was searched, four AK 47 rifles were discovered which also eventually led to the arrest of two other persons.

The source revealed that the house in which the dangerous weapons were discovered was immediately demolished by the security operatives.

The source revealed that the arrest of the mastermind of the attack led to so many raids which resulted in the arrest and discovery of weapons from the suspects, adding that the operation is still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.

When THISDAY in Kano contacted the spokesman of the JTF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, he declined comment on the issue.

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