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24 Jul 2017

How Dismissed Military Officer Helped Boko Haram Attack Police in Kano State

It has been revealed that a dismissed military officer empowered some Boko Haram members to stage a shootout against the police in the state on Sunday morning around 2 a.m.
Authorities said the insurgents fought the police at their hideout at Gaya in Ungogo Local Government Area and that they were among Boko Haram members who escaped from Sambisa forest in Borno when the military disclosed the sect.

According to the Kano State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, the Boko Haram gunmen were led by a dismissed military officer who was training the others.

“The police came under attack by the terrorists group at their location but were overpowered by the tactical task force.

He said the dismissed military officer, who later escaped, threw an improvised explosive device at the police and started to shoot before the police fought back.

” Three police officers sustained injuries and three of the Boko Haram gunned down.

” One of the three police officers injured during the battle has been discharged from the hospital after treatment .

“ Arrested suspects are Abba Muhammad of Niger Republic, 20; Usman Buhari from Borno, 22; and Illiyasu Abdullahi from Kano, 46 .

” The two arrested women are Gezawa Yau and Ladidi Yunusa ”.

Items recovered included an AK47 rifle, 49 rounds of ammunition, IEDs, two sets of Air Force uniforms, one military boot, one laptop, one iPad, and some pictures of the suspects wearing military uniform.

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