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Police raid Boko Haram sect members’ hideouts in Borno

15 June 2011

 THE Police in Borno State appear to be gaining grounds on the activities of the banned Boko Haram sect members in Maiduguri metropolis, following series of raids on the sect’s hideouts in the state capital, which have yielded clues to the group’s modes of operations.

The state Assistant Police Commissioner in charge of Operations, Zakari Adamu, disclosed this yesterday at the command’s headquarters while briefing the media on the “measures and arrests” over recent bomb blasts, attacks and killings allegedly carried out by the outlawed sect members in Borno State.

Also, the state Police Command had taken possession of 10 units of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and 21 patrol vehicles donated to it by the state government.

Consequently, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim, expressed optimism that the days of Boko Haram sect members are numbered in Borno.

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