The Nigerian army says it has arrested 13 persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents along Filin Lazio in Hotoro axis of Kano state.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Mohammed Yerima, army’s spokesperson, said the arrest was made by troops of 3 brigade on Saturday.
He said the suspected insurgents were arrested during an operation conducted by the troops to flush out criminals in the state.
“In an ongoing effort to flush out all forms of criminality within its Area of Responsibility, troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State on Saturday 8 May 2021,” he said.
“The ongoing operation is predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who may want to hibernate in any part of Kano State.
“The general public, especially residents of Filin Lazio Hotoro, are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses as security forces are on top of the situation.”
The army spokesperson also advised residents in the state to be vigilant and report strange movements to the relevant security agencies.