Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

28 suspected Boko Haram members arrested

10 December 2012, 07:27

Kano - Nigerian security forces said they arrested 28 suspected members of Islamist sect Boko Haram over the weekend, in a series of dawn raids on their hideouts.

"Our plan is to choke the (militants), to suffocate them and we are getting the desired results," said a spokesman for joint military and police forces in Kano, Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha.

Boko Haram has become the main security threat to Africa's leading energy producer.

Human Rights Watch says at least 2 800 people have died in fighting in the largely Muslim north since the sect launched an uprising against the government in 2009 in a bid to impose sharia law on Nigeria.

Much of the fighting in the north has centred on the city of Maiduguri.

Kano, Nigeria's second biggest city, has been quiet by comparison in the latter half of this year, although it remains a trouble spot. In January, it was scene of the single deadliest attack of the insurgency, a coordinated strike on several police stations in which 186 people were killed, many of them civilians.

Eight suspected Islamists were arrested in Kano on Thursday after police said they threw an improvised bomb at a police patrol vehicle but missed.

- Reuters

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ismail Ahmed
Save is from the Hands of Jamb an...

Hello to Everyone! I'm Ismail Ahmed from a village called Tsaure in Kano State. I came from a poor family but that doesn't discourage my father to send me school. Read more...

Submitted by
Alale Folagbade
Teachers reward

How can an individual be appreciated when his service is not appreciated? Especially, if that person is estranged in the area at which he/she found him/herself to serve. Read more...

Submitted by
Robert Mandava
I love you Mozambique

I am proudly with our country of Mozambique because I am a Mozambican. I,love you Mozambique. Read more...

Submitted by
Job Waka
Looking beyond the surface

Over time, more than a few members of the opposite sex may catch your eye. But not just anyone will do. After all, you want someone you’ll be comfortable with –someone who truly fits your personality and your goals. Read more...

Submitted by
Aderonke Abimbola
The 5 second rule

Creating a good first impression matters a lot, but for a person who understands that life is about connecting with people, creating a lasting impression becomes a top priority, after all, we all want to be remembered for something. Read more...

Submitted by
BitsTalk
Hardworking or Brain-working

Did you know that the economic crisis in this country are primarily caused by two factors. Firstly the abuse and misuse of resources by Civil and Public servants. Secondly the slave mentality of our youths. Read more...