A suspected suicide bomber – a teenage girl believed to be one of the many suicide bombers controlled by the extremist Boko Haram group – has been arrested by the state’s police command.
According to a police source who pleaded anonymity, the lady in question was arrested somewhere around the city.
“We have intelligence report that a group of suicide bombers were sent to Kano to wreck havoc and we pursued, that is what led to the arrest of one today,” the source said.
The police commissioner in Kano Mr. Aderinle Shinaba could not confirm the arrest to Channels Television but said the police is tracking a group of female terrorists.
“Our secret agents are currently tracking a group of female suicide bombers and we will update you as soon we have what we want.”
Mr. Shinaba also denied a media reports that an explosion was averted at Unguwa Ukku fruit market.
Kano has been under attack in recent days by a suspected Boko Haram extremist most of whom are teenage girls.
The Kano State Police Command has arrested 37 suspected armed robbers and recovered 39 stolen motor vehicles across Kano State.
Addressing a news conference, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Aderinle Shinaba, told journalists that 22 of the suspects were already charged to court while 15 of them are still undergoing investigation.
Items recovered, according to the command, include 2 AK-47 rifles with 24 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition with 2 magazines, one English pistol with 7 rounds of 7mm live ammunition, 8 locally made pistols with 17 cartridges. One pump action and Dane gun were all recovered.
The command has also raided various criminal hideouts and black spots across the state and in the process arrested 146 suspected criminals.
Exhibits such as housebreaking implements, machetes, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, suck and die as well as other incriminating items were recovered.
Two men were also arrested in possession of 30 stolen vehicles. They have confessed to have bought and sold stolen cars and organized car theft within Kano and environs.
While appreciating the timely information they received from the citizens of Kano State, the command has also handed over the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.