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SSS Busts ISIS Sleeper Cell In Kano

Channels Television  
Updated June 9, 2016

SSS, ISIS, KanoThe State Security Service has arrested five persons allegedly connected to the creation of sleeper ISIS training cells in Kano State, northwest Nigeria.

The Kano State Director of SSS, Abdullahi Chiranchi, told journalists on Thursday that the arrest was a significant breakthrough in blocking every possible move to make Kano a training ground for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

He said those arrested were from Kogi State and were moving to Libya, Morocco and other places with ISIS presence.

However, Mr Chiranchi did not disclose the names of the arrested suspects.

He added that a nine-man international cattle rustling, armed robbery, kidnapping and car-snatching gang was also arrested.

The Kano State SSS boss said the gang had been terrorising Kano, Kaduna and residents of Niger Republic.