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JTF raids gunmen hideouts in Kano

24 October 2012, 11:19

Kano - The Joint Security Task-Force (JTF) in Kano has launched a house-to-house search in Hotoro, Tsamiyar Boka and Tishama areas of the metropolis.  

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano that the operation was carried out on Monday night up to the early hours of Tuesday.

According to the witness, the search, which was conducted for over seven hours, was aimed at fishing out suspected gunmen in the affected areas.

``The raid was carried out at three flash point areas of Tishama, Tsamiyar Boka and Hotoro quarters all in Kano metropolis.

``The areas were condoned of for several hours during the search,’’ the eyewitness, who requested anonymity, told NAN.

NAN learnt that several people in the affected areas could not attend the early morning prayers on Tuesday as a result of the operation.

When contacted, the JTF spokesman, Lt Ikedichi Iweha, who confirmed the story, however declined to comment on the number of people arrested.

``Yes, we carried out operation this morning in the areas you mentioned. As you are aware, these places are dangerous spots, we don’t want to be taken unawares.’’ 

NAN reports that the JTF had recently increased raids on areas suspected to be hideouts of suspected gunmen and other criminals in the city.


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