WORLD Nigerian troops arrest 13 suspected Boko Haram militants


Nigerian troops arrest 13 suspected Boko Haram militants


09:22, May 10, 2021

LAGOS, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian troops have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram militants in the northwest state of Kano, the army said on Sunday.

Photo shows ammunitions recovered by the Nigerian army from Boko Haram militants in northeastern state of Borno, Nigeria, on Oct. 13, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua)

The suspected terrorists were arrested around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of the Kano State following an operation, said Mohammed Yerima, the army spokesman in a statement.

The ongoing operation, according to the army spokesman, was predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who might want to hibernate in any part of Kano state.

The Boko Haram group has been trying to establish an Islamic State in northeastern Nigeria since 2009. The terrorist group has also extended its attacks to countries in the Lake Chad Basin.

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