By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

Thirteen suspected members of the Boko Haram terror group have been arrested by troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State, The Nigerian Army has said.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the operation was aimed at ridding Kano State of criminal elements.

The statement reads: “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.

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“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 Nigerian Army wishes to use this medium to appeal to the peace loving people of Kano State to maintain high level of vigilance and continue to report suspected movement of strange individuals or groups in their environment to the relevant security agencies for prompt action”.

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