Bomb Scare: Man Believed To Be Emir’s Son Arrested In Kano

Police-attack-KanoCommotion crippled activities as the Kano State Police, on Wednesday, arrested a man believed to be a prominent Emir’s son for allegedly triggering a bomb scare pandemonium in Kano.

The Kano Police arrested the middle-aged man, supposedly a Jigawa prince, who refused to stop when asked to by security operatives, thereby sparking off fears of a suicide bomber and forcing residents to run.

He was allegedly seen driving a black SUV recklessly towards Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, located in the busy Kano-Zaria federal highway, and refused to stop for security checks.

The prince was said to have forced his way into the school campus and the ensuing commotion crippled academic activities as students ran in various directions to avoid being victims of suicide bombing.

An account further revealed that the suspect later confessed to the guards that he had no link with terrorists claiming that he was there “to see a friend”.

The account said that when the identity of the man became clearer, fleeing students returned in anger and were about administering jungle justice when the Police arrived.

Security sources revealed that “the Police had to apply minimum force to contain order while the suspect was taken to the police station.

A top Police officer told Vanguard on condition of anonymity that hard drugs were recovered from his vehicle, adding that investigation had since commenced.

Commenting on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano confirmed the arrest but added that they were “yet to establish the identity of the detained suspect.”

Police Arrest Seven For Attack On Emir Of Kano Attack

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the Emir of Kano Ado Bayero which led to the death of six people including three palace guards and a local government official.

The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero

Addressing a news conference in Kano, the state Police Commissioner Ibrahim Idris said that eight other suspects have been declared wanted.

The Commissioner disclosed that the suspects voluntarily confessed to have participated in the attack and other insurgencies within Kano metropolis.

Adamu Sani, the leader of the paraded gang of six, confessed to have taken part in the operation.

He also revealed that he was introduced in to the Boko Haram by one Malam Salisu Muhammed of Unguwa Uku quaters and Malam Sharif Gali, the Imam of Filin cashew in Kano.

Meanwhile the police command has declared eight other people wanted including an Islamic scholar living at Unguwa Uku quaters.

The command has appealed to Kano residents to assist in arresting the wanted terrorists.