Security forces in Kano have renewed raid on hideouts of terrorists which has led to 28 arrests within the weekend.
According to Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, the Joint Task Force and the Police Anti-Terrorism Squad carried out two successful raids at the secret cells of Islamic militants on Saturday.
He said fully armed security team stormed Yankaba axis and Dantishe Quarters in Dala, all within Kano metropolis where 18 suspected terrorists were arrested with their weapons of destruction.
Idris added that among the 12 suspects arrested at Yankaba, were the suspected killers of two teenagers last Thursday who fell by the bullets of terrorists on a Motorbike at the Anambra Line of Yankaba Quarters.
All security formations in Kano according to him, are on red alert, “and we are determined to flush these miscreants out of Kano. If you look at our response, you will understand that we have re-strategized and we are not taking chances.”
Idris also disclosed that over 200 suspected terrorists have been arrested in Kano in the last month, “and our approach has greatly curbed their antic. The security agencies in Kano are taking into full considerations, the feelings of residents.”
“Through useful information, we have been clamping down on their hideouts. In areas consider as flashpoints, we engage in house-to-house search for the hoodlums; and we are doing this without disturbing the peace of decent citizens.”
He therefore urged Kano residents to be committed to providing information to security agencies, adding that it is in the interest of everyone to ensure peace and order are maintained in Kano.
“I also want to use this opportunity to appeal to religious leaders, traditional rulers and community leaders to play their roles in ensuring that matters relating to security in the state are not blown out of proportion.
” It is also important for the general public to be security conscious. Always be at the right place at the right time. Residents should not panic, the JTF and the police are determined to protect lives and property in the state,” Idris stated.