The Nigerian Army recorded a major breakthrough in its onslaught against the deadly Boko Haram sect as 13 of its members have been arrested in Kano.

THE VENT REPUBLIC reports that troops of the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army nabbed the insurgents around the Filin Lazio, Hotoro Axis of Kano State as part of of its ongoing operation against terrorism.

In a Statement by the Brigadier General, Director of Army operations, Mohammed Yerima and made available to THE VENT REPUBLIC, the Nigerian Army affirmed that it is on top of the situation and urged citizens to report suspected movement of individuals and groups that appear strange.

Read the Press Release below:

TROOPS ARREST SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS IN KANO

“In an ongoing effort to flush out all forms of criminality within its Area of Responsibility, troops of the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State on Saturday 8 May 2021. The ongoing operations are predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who may want to hibernate in any part of Kano State.”

“The general public especially residents of Filin Lazio Hotoro, are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses as security forces are on top of the situation. The Nigerian Army wishes to use this medium to appeal to the peace-loving people of Kano State to maintain a high level of vigilance and continue to report suspected movement of strange individuals or groups in their environment to the relevant security agencies for prompt action.”

Mohammed Yerima

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

9 May 2021