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Soldiers Arrest Sect Leader, Wife, Children in Kano

12 May 2012

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Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris

By Ibrahim Shuaibu and Michael Olugbode

The Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) in Kano early Friday raided a house in Farawa quarters of Kumbotso local government area and arrested a man believed to be a high profile sect leader.

The sect leader simply identified as Suleiman Mohammed is suspected to be a Yoruba man who hails from Ogbomosho, Osun State.

He was arrested in the modest residence located at Babanlayi part of Farawa quarters along with his wife and five children.

Details of the operation were still sketchy last night but sources said the high profile suspect and his entire family had been flown to Abuja for interrogation.

It was learnt, however, that the counter terrorism personnel that stormed the residence recovered three pistols, one AK47 assault rifle, 10 wired Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and 1000 live ammunition.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, confirmed the arrest to reporters in Kano, saying "we made an arrest at Farawa quarters this morning,” but added that “details of the suspect is not for public consumption now”.

The police commissioner revealed that the military hardware and explosives were recovered from the residence after the raid.

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