Following intelligence operations by the Department of State Security (DSS), the Intelligence agency have reportedly arrested two Boko Haram terrorists over the Kano bomb blast incident last Tuesday in which nine persons were confirmed killed.
According to a report by EONS Intelligence, the latest development supports eye witness accounts that the explosion was a suicide bomb attack not a gas explosion as announced by the Kano State Police Commissioner.
Last Tuesday, residents of Sabon Gari, a hub of commercial activities in Kano State witnessed a major explosion that occurred at the Winners Primary/Secondary School, Aba Road, Sabon Gari, Kano.
The Sabon Gari area in Kano is a neighbourhood populated by “non-indigenes,” mainly Christians and Southerners.
The Kano State Police Commissioner, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, had said the explosion was caused by a gas explosion at a welder shop close to the school.
But a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu, had rejected the claim by the Police and instead published a forwarded First Police Report of the incident which blamed the explosion on a suicide bomber that tried to forcefully gain access to the School.
The Police initial report had collaborated eyewitness accounts who had insisted that explosion was the handiwork of a suicide bomber.
The Police in the cause of it’s own investigation discovered two chemical items at the scene of the explosion.
Sources confirmed to Eonsintelligence that the two Boko Haram that was arrested were behind the Sabon Gari, Aba Road bomb blast which happened few days ago.
The suspects were Indigenes of Bauchi and Yobe States.
The suspects were said to have purchased jerricans of liquid chemicals and the receipt indicates they purchased the items where the blast had occurred. One of the suspect is said to be on the run.
This is also coming just few hours after Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, had announced that Boko Haram/ISWAP had taken over two Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kaduna State.
The successful Operations by DSS might have just saved Kano from a major doomsday.
The Intelligence agency seized Items from the terrorist which includes 4 AK-47 riffles, 2 Pistols, Suicide Vests & several IED making materials.