Eight killed as police, Boko Haram clash in Kano

Four suspected members of Boko Haram were killed in Kano State in bloody shootouts between the members of the sect and the police, while a total of 14 members arrested. The sect killed four Police officers, while one officer was injured in the bloody operations that rocked the state in the past few days. Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris yesterday, paraded four of the arrested suspects at the headquarters of the command.

Briefing the Press on the series of encounters with the sect, the Commissioner revealed that on December 14, “a team of detectives arrested one Abdullahi Ahmed of Hotoro Road Kano at a petrol filling station, Kofar Nassarawa with a stolen Honda Accord with Registration No. CP408”

He added that during investigation, they received a report from members of the community about suspected characters at Unguwar Dabai, Rijar Zaki quarters, Kano, while explaining that when the police moved into the area, “they arrested a suspect, Yinusa Ahmed.

He said that when the compound of the said suspect was searched, the police recovered bomb detonating explosives, wires, some chemicals, some audio cassettes of preaching of Mohammed Yusuf and some Arabic books

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2011/dec/19/national-19-12-2011-011.html

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