Suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Kano, Governor calls for vigilance

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From Ibrahim Ismail, Kano
Security agents in Kano have arrested some suspected insurgents in the state, who moved to Abuja for interrogation, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced.
“The security agents also confiscated weapons and communication gadgets from the alleged terrorists even as they divulged very useful
information”, the governor added, appealing to people in the state to
be more security conscious.
Governor Ganduje revealed this in a speech while receiving the Emir
of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, who paid him the traditional Hawan
Nassarawa homage, at the Government House in Kano.
He explained that the arrest was made possible by a special network that
facilitated local community intelligence gathering, pointing out that
the government would sustain its commitment towards protecting lives
and property of the people.
The governor explained that as part of effort by his government to
assist security agencies to do their work efficiently, vehicles worth
millions of Naira have been purchased and distributed to the Army,
Civil Defense, Federal Road Safety Corps as well as Hisbah Guards.
“We have also built ten security dormitories, each capable of housing
60 security officials to help the police in surveillance along the
major highways coming onto the state capital”, he added.
His administration, in conjunction with security agencies, have taken
concrete steps to end criminal activities within Falgore forest,
adding that so far, the Nigerian Army has established a training
facility for soldiers in the forest.
Dr. Ganduje also told the Emir that the present administration in the
state has committed huge resources to the provision of public
infrastructure like metropolitan roads, rural access infrastructure,
hospitals and classrooms among others, requesting for the sustained
support of the Emirate Council to forge ahead.
Earlier, the Emir of Kano, Muhmmamd Sanusi II, urged the government to
focus more on economic development, especially alleviating the current
hardship being faced by Nigerians.
He also urged political leaders to caution their supporters against
causing public disturbances, saying it was also imperative on them to
generate more employment opportunities for the teeming youths in the
country.

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