The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of thirteen suspected members of the Boko Haram terror group by troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State.
According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General, Mohammed Yerima, the operation against the Boko Haram insurgency was aimed at ridding Kano State of criminal elements.
The statement reads: “In an ongoing effort to flush out all forms of criminality within its Area of Responsibility; troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State on Saturday 8 May 2021.
“The ongoing operation is predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who may want to hibernate in any part of Kano State.
“The general public especially residents of Filin Lazio Hotoro, are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses; as security forces are on top of the situation.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to use this medium to appeal to the peace-loving people of Kano State to maintain a high level of vigilance; and continue to report suspected movement of strange individuals or groups in their environment; to the relevant security agencies for prompt action”.
Meanwhile, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has scored the current administration very low regarding unifying the country.
Soyinka made this call on Saturday, May 8, during the book reading and signing of two of his books; titled, ‘Trumpism in Academe’ and ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’ in Abuja.
According to the Nobel Laureate, the country had had critical moments when it could have come together; but the moments were lost.
“There has been more than one moment and we lost the moment. Will another one come? I don’t know. Right now, I don’t see it under this government quite frankly,” Soyinka said.
He noted that there was a systemic failure in the present governance of Nigeria; stressing that he did not know who could put it together.
Soyinka also stated that he now spent days without reading Nigerian newspapers; because of the ‘depressing’ stories of violence recorded across the country.