The suspects, which were paraded at the Bompai headquarters of the Nigeria Police Command on Sunday morning, included one Abba Mohammed, 20 and an indigene of of Niger Republic, Usman Buhari, 23, from Borno State and Illyasu Abdullahi, 46 from Gezawa Local Government.
The rest included two females, namely Aisha Yau, 25, and Ladidi Yunusa, 27, both of Kwana Hudu in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Kano State Police Commissioner Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf, while parading the suspects said they were arrested based on intelligence report which indicated that some of the Boko Haram group were regrouping in some states in the North including Kano, saying his men had been on the trail of the suspects.
He added that their efforts yielded positive results when the suspects were arrested at about 2:00a.m. He further indicated that the police team came under attack during the operation but repelled the attack. He added that three policemen were injured from the IEDs and gunshots wounds during the operation and were receiving treatment in the hospital.
He also explained that one of the suspects, a dismissed air force officer, escaped during the gun duel between the police and the suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects included one AK 47 rifle, 49 ammunition, four magazines, pieces of IEDs and two set of air force uniforms.