Kano State SSS operatives on Wednesday paraded, Ayuba Usman, who is allegedly the main explosives’ supplier for radical terrorist sect Boko Haram, Channels Television reported.
“In tradition with our promise to keep Kano abreast of event, we are happy to inform the public that we have arrested one Ayuba Usman believed to be chief supplier of explosive to terrorist group in Kano and beyond,” Director of the State Security Service told reporters, while parading the suspect.
He revealed that Usman, a native of Dala local government area in Kano state, was found at a market in Dala with 35 drums of highly inflammable chemicals and other materials in his possession.
“Based on investigation the suspect is found to have links with some extremist elements in the state,” he said.
“Also based on statements made by some of the suspects in our custody, the suspect has been providing very explosive chemicals being used by the terrorists to make IEDs.”
Mr Ettang assured that SSS operatives have launched an indepth investigation, with an aim of fishing out accomplices and network of buyers.
“Chemicals are controlled or sold to individuals to make economic gains,” he said. “But when we find individuals selling such materials to individuals, who turn to harm innocent people, the security will be concerned and that is why we are concerned.”
Ettang further commended the people of Kano for cooperating with security agents in the intelligence-driven war on Boko Haram and terrorism.