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Kano free of Boko Haram – Police

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO — The police authority in Kano has debunked media reports of regroupings of outlawed Boko Haram religious sect in Kano, saying they have been sent away from the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mamman Chafe told Vanguard in a chat that the command had, in the wake of the last crisis in July, widen its security surveillance that made it difficult for any of the fleeing members to return to the commercial city.

Chafe, who spoke through the Police Public Relation Officer of the Command, Baba Muhammad, revealed that patriotic citizens had reported cases of returning members to the police for action, maintaining that the co-operation by the general public foreclosed such chances of regrouping.

The police dismissal of regrouping of the outlaw sect that threw the country into sectarian violence last July over which 800 lives were lost, came on the heel of a media report credited to the Prison Comptroller in Kano, Lawan Abubakar that the sect are ‘regrouping in the state for more attacks’.

“We raised the security bar immediately after the Boko Haram uprising as we drafted mobile policemen to all the existing prisons in Kano to forestall any one breaking in,” Mamman Chafe stressed.

The commissioner explained that security was beefed up around the prison yard in Kano in the wake of the crisis to forestall a repeat of the ugly incident attack, pointing out that the  command is going to investigate the source of the story for prompt action.


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