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Kano Church bombing: Police arrest 5 suspects

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI

The Police headquarters in Abuja has declared that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the various terror attacks that occurred in Kano, Sunday, where five persons were killed.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba,  two of the suspects were arrested in connection with the failed attack at the Ishiaku Rabiu Mosque in Kano, while  three others  were arrested in connection with the attack on St. Charles Catholic Church that resulted in the death of five persons.

The suspects, all of them, males are facing interrogation in different police facilities in the state.

The statement reads; “As part ongoing investigations into the various terror related incidents that occurred in Kano, Police operatives in the ancient city have arrested 5 suspects in connection with the Saint Charles Church. All suspects are currently undergoing interrogation at different Police facilities”.

“Following the spate of incidents in Kano, the Nigeria Police have stepped up patrols and surveillance in the ancient city and other major cities across the nation.

“Police operatives are carrying out both overt and covert operations nationwide, while special teams are carrying out sweeping raids in suspected terrorist hideouts.

“Citizens are enjoined to remain vigilant and continue to support the security forces in this trying period” Mba added.”

Earlier, ACP Mba while confirming the attack noted that an attacker threw a bomb into the church premises  at the end of the service killing five people.

Two previous attempts on a Mosque and a university were thwarted by the police in the city.

Efforts are however on to secure vulnerable points in Kano, Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and other areas.


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