Plans by terrorist Boko Haram to unleash violence on Kano during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations may have been foiled by the Joint-Military Task Force at the weekend.
Military operatives succeeded in dismantling an improvised explosive device making plant.
The plant is located at Tudun Bayero, Gada Tamburawa outskirt of Kano metropolis.
The soldiers arrested three suspects after the raid. In the process, the Task Force recovered arms and ammunition.
Addressing journalists in Kano, Kano State Director of State Security Service, Bassey Eteng informed that the: “Bomb factory cum operational base is located in an obscure area of Tudun Bayero village was initially used as a sachet water factory but rented and converted to poultry farm by the Islamist Group to shied their nefarious activities.
“JTF conducted a pre-emptive raid on suspected hideout of terrorist group planning to unleash mayhem in Kano during the forthcoming Eid Fitr and wish to inform you that it was a very successful operation hat yielded clues into our fight against terrorism”.
The following items were recovered by a Joint Security team. They include: a laptop containing sensitive material, 6 maps, 12 primed bomb cylinder, 9 unprimed, 12 handheld Improvised Explosive Device, 8 AK 47 magazines, 3 FN magazines, 1 SMG magazines, 2 pomp action, and 4 SMG guns.
Others are: 7.6 MATO 62 round, 9mm 65 rounds, 7.62 special438 rounds, 5.56mm 0f 184 rounds, 10 bags of Urea, 26 packs of long size banger, 64 packs of short size banger, 10 electronic detonator, army camouflage, banner with Arabic inscriptions, and masks.
The Kano SSS Director added: “we have commenced robust investigation to unravel more facts and want to assured the public that we also have in our procession sufficient material that will aide the cause of our investigation”.