Exclusive: Top ISWAP commander arrested in Kano


By Ismail Auwal

A high-ranking commander of the Islamic State, West African Province (ISWAP) was nabbed by the security forces in Kano recently, raising concerns about how terrorists have been trying to infiltrate the state recently.

The Commander, identified as Mallam Abba, and his accomplice were apprehended at Samegu community in the state’s Kumbotso Local Government Area.

Abba, who was in charge of the sect’s recruitment and contact mobilisation, was suspected to be coordinating ISWAP’s activities in the state. 

It could be recalled that on n May 17, an explosion in Aba Road, Sabon Gari of the state, killed nine people.

The cause of the explosion was revealed to be a gas cylinder before the police later blamed an improvised explosive device (IED).

Similarly, days after the tragic event the state police command announced that it has intercepted a vehicle fully loaded with Improvised Explosive Device, IED materials.

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