Wanted ISIS commander arrested in Kano

There is fanfare within the security circle in Nigeria following the arrest of an ISIS commander who had planned to unleashe coordinated attacks during the last Muslim festival.

According to information made available to BBC by DSS, Husseini-Mai Tangaran, the commander had mapped out plans to attack Kano, Kaduna, Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Niger and Abuja during the Sallah period.

According to security sources, Husseini master-minded the attack on Kano Central Mosque in 2012, during a Friday prayer session in which scores of  worshippers were killed and several persons injured.

Mai Tangaran, who has been on Nigeria’s most wanted list, is said to be responsible for numerous deadly attacks in the Northeastern states of the country.

Until his arrest in Kano on August 31, he was the Commander (ISWA), an affiliated group of Islamic State West Africa Branch.

In the same vein, an ISWA Fighter, Abdulkadir Umar Mohammed, was also apprehended at the Kantin Kwari market in Kano.


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