A Yoruba man, Suleiman Mohammed, who hails from Ogbomosho, Oyo State, according to the Joint Military Task Force is the operational Commander of the Boko Haram in Kano.
He was detained on Friday alongside his wife and five children after a raid at Farawa Babbanlayi where the military found sophisticated weaponry.
THEWILL gathered that he has since been flown to Abuja.
Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who confirmed the arrest of the sect leader attributed his capture to good intelligence work following a tip off.
Idris said no shot was fired during the raid, adding that 1000 rounds of ammunitions, 10 crates of IEDs, a riffle and 3 pistols were seized from him.
“The arrest came after a tip off from the public; and security agencies successfully arrested the top sect leader, whom we believe to be the operational commander of the sect in the state,” he said.
Idris further stated that Suleiman is likely to be the person behind the series of organised deadly attacks in the state, particularly, the attack on Christian worshippers inside the BUK campus and the targeted killings of innocent persons in the state.
“After the bomb attack of BUK April 29th, the command’s Bomb Disposal Unit recovered IEDs, and 14 canned IEDs at the University compound.
“Likewise, another bomb was evacuated from the Faculty of Sociology on May 1st, while three other bombs were recovered at various locations in the University May 8th and were successfully detonated.”