In a dawn raids yesterday in the commercial city of Kano, the Military-led Joint Task Force arrested seven suspected Boko Haram members and intercepted two bomb factories in Farawa and Sheka quarters in the state capital.
Various dangerous weapons were intercepted during the raid, spokesman for JTF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha said no lives were lost in the operations.
Items recovered in the suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram suspects included AK 47 rifles, 46 explosives of different makes as well as bomb making materials.
A building suspected to be a bomb factory in which weapons of mass of mass destruction were uncovered was also demolished, while four women believed to be the wives of some of the suspects were rescued to safety.
A number of communication gadgets, including 32 Motorola phone communicator and 52 phone a batteries, wires for priming suicide vehicles and a number of laptops were said to have been seized by the JTF operatives.
Commenting on Wednesday’s operation, Captain Iweha said two bomb factories were demolished after the explosives found in them were evacuated, pointing out that the raids were part of JTF’s routine assignment to free Kano from the grip of terrorists.
According to him, the Military led Task Force would continue to intensify their raids as part of the measures to track down suspected Boko Haram members who have been terrorizing innocent citizens of Kano State.
He recalled the success of the house to house search initiated by the security team, which to him is suffocating the terrorists and believe that the war against terrorists in the state is been won by men of the JTF.
Security in Kano is known to have doubled, following the attacks in Baga, Borno State, in which lives were lost and houses destroyed and the latest attack in Ringim, the home town of the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Mr Hafiz Ringim in Jigawa state in which five lives were lost, including three police officers and two civilians.