The Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed a raid operation leading to the arrest of some suspected Boko Haram members in Kano State.
Spokesperson, 3rd Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kano, Captain Njoko Irabor, said that the operation took place but could not give the exact number of suspects arrested.
But sources said that the number of Boko Haram suspects arrested at the mosque is 10 and that the operation was carried out while the Muslim faithful were breaking their Ramadan fast.
They were arrested when the troops stormed Filin Lazio in Hotoro Area of Kano metropolis on Saturday evening to raid a mosque and some houses allegedly belonging to some Borno men that fled the troubled Northeast due to the Boko Haram insurgency.
Captain Irabor said, “Yes, the operation has been carried out in the area and it will be a continuous exercise.”
The Army Spokesperson however promised to give details on the operation as well as on the number of suspects apprehended during the operation.