Operatives of JTF Monday night in Kano raided the residence of suspected top media coordinator of radical Islamist group at Rimi Kebe and Rijayar’zaki general area of the municipality and recovered arms, ammunition.
In what look like a coordinated military operation by the JTF resulted in the arrest and killing of a top media coordinator Monday morning in Kano and product of preliminary investigation by the troop to secure the ancient city under heavy military presence.
A statement by the Spokesman of Joint Military Taskforce in Kano, Lt Ikediche Iweha, titled “update on capture of Boko Haram terrorists on 17th September 2012, copy made available to Vanguard “this latest encounter with the terrorist group has foiled its planned attack to wreck havoc on the good people of Kano state.
JTF stated that the raid has equally further “depleted the capacity of the terrorist group to operate”, as it expressed its resolve to continue to work assiduously towards the protection of lives and property in the state.
Giving an insight into the latest operation on the “heavily wired IED’s hideout” Lt Ikediche Iweha revealed that the heavy weaponry, bombs, and media related hard and soft ware were recovered.
According to the JTF spokesman, two AK 47 rifles, two Pump Action Rifles, one Berretta Rifle, one Smoke Discharger, 433 rounds of 7.62 Nato ammunition, 80 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, two AK 47 magazines, 36 Prepared IEDs, 13 Laptops, two motorcycles.
Other items recovered includes, four printers, one photocopier, one 33 slots Zenith disc writer, one TG 3900Ez generator set, religious books, large quantity of CD plates, two decoders, two satellite dish, one 21” television set, one DVD player, 2 bags of Urea fertilizer, one Elite dry cell 12v battery, one blue gate UPS, one stabilizer, 10 hand held Motorola radios and 5 battery chargers.
Iweha appealed to Kano dwellers to intensify their prayers on sustainable peace in the city and its environ, stressing that “the relative peace which Kano enjoys today can be attributed to the collective effort and prayers of the good people of Kano State”.
The Army spokesman assures that JTF will continue to count on the city dwellers for the provision of information and further assures of treating such sequence with utmost confidentiality.
Lt Ikediche Iweha therefore enjoin the residence to go about their normal lawful business activity without any fear as security agents are ready and will respond swiftly to any threat to life and property in any part of the state.