The police have arrested three persons in Kaduna State, said to be members of the Ansaru Terror Group, following sustained mop-up operations.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer Force, Headquarters Abuja, DCP Frank Mba.
According to the statement, the development now brings the number of persons arrested from the terror group to eight.
DCP Mba also explained that the suspects are already assisting police investigators with useful information relating to the membership spread and make-up, criminal/operational records, logistics and general modus operandi of the terror group.
He pointed out that preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested suspects were actively involved in the recent attack and attempted kidnap of the Emir of Potiskum that resulted in the gruesome killing of the Emir’s Police escorts.
According to the Force PRO, they were also involved in several other kidnap operations and terror attacks on commuters and other innocent citizens along some major highways, especially in the North-West and North Central States of the country.