Video: Soldiers Raid Boko Haram Base In Nigerian City After Blasts part of Shootout, gun attacks leave eight dead in Nigeria's Kano

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Kano : Nigeria | over 1 year ago
Nigeria A gun battle near a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano and two other shootings left at least eight people dead on Sunday in the latest violence to hit the area, authorities...
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Soldiers Raid Boko Haram Base In Nigerian City After Blasts

Nigerian troops arrested a suspected leading Boko Haram militant in a raid Friday, a day after the restive city where the Islamist group is based was rocked by blasts and gunfire. "We had an operation this morning... at a Boko Haram hideout (in the northern city of Kano). We made some arrests but details will be given later," Kano military spokesman Lieutenant Iweha Ikedichi told AFP. A security source involved in the raid in the Farawa neighbourhood of Kano, the largest city in the north, said a suspected high-profile member of the group, Suleiman Mohammed, was arrested along with his wife and five children. "We recovered three pistols, a rifle, 1000 rounds of ammunition and 10 IEDs (improvised explosive devices)," the source said, adding that the house was destroyed during the raid. Friday's raid came a day after several explosions and gunfire rocked the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri where Boko Haram has its base. "In the late hours we had two explosions followed by sporadic gunshots. I don't have any further information now on casualties," a security official who did not want to be named told AFP. He said the attack happened near a church in an area where a mosque owned by Boko Haram was razed during a 2009 crackdown on the group. AFP saw truckloads of soldiers deployed to the area on Friday. The military and local residents reported a third blast on Thursday in a different area of the city. "There was a blast in an open field by the riverside. We still don't <b>...</b>
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