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SSS arrests suspected Al’Qaeda members in Kano

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Kano state is one of Northern Nigerian states where Christians face persecution and Sharia law practiced. Nigerian security forces arrested two suspected members of Al-Qaeda in that state.

By Ibrahim Shuaibu

October 31, 2007 Nigeria (This Day)-Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) have arrested two men in Kano suspected to be members of Al’Qaeda.

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They were picked up in Kano following weeks of intense intelligence gathering linking them with visits to several countries suspected to have contacts with known terrorist networks, particularly, Algeria .

Sources within the State Security Service told THISDAY in Kano that upon the terror alert by the US government through its emebassy in Nigeria , counter-terror detectives were drafted to different parts of the country with support from Western intelligence.

THISDAY gathered that through the American intelligence network, some Nigerians were discovered to have made some trips to a particular area in Algeria , which is believed to be a training camp for terrorists and were even said to have spent some time without being able to give any tangible or legitimate reason for their trip.

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It was gathered that two pistols and some incriminating documents were also found on them. The calibre of the pistols according to security sources were considered too sophisticated for anybody that has nothing to do with terror attack.

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