By Ibrahim Shuaibu


The Joint Military Task force (JTF) in Kano on Monday killed a top extremist and arrested two top commanders of the Boko Haram sect in an early morning operation carried out in the Kano metropolis.

Kano Police Commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris

The Spokesman of the Joint task Force (JTF) in Kano, Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha  told reporters: “I can confirm  to you the killing and the arrest of two sect members during an operation we carried out this (Monday).

Lieutenant Iweha, who could not confirm the identity of those arrested, stated that “I cannot confirm to you the identity of those arrested because I don’t have the nominal roll of the sect, but the operation is still going on.”

It was gathered that the person killed and the two who were arrested were among the top most wanted sect members by the security agencies.

There were speculations in Kano on Monday that the sect’s spokesman was one of those arrested during the raid by the security personnel, while sources revealed that  among the two arrested included a woman, who is believed to be close to the sect.

Security sources disclosed that the non-disclosure of the details of the arrested sect members was part of the new method by the JTF to hide the identity of sect members who are killed or arrested.


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