May 2nd, 2012
ChannelsTv–The State Security Service (SSS) in Kano State on Wednesday paraded one Ayuba Usman suspected to be the main supplier of explosive materials to terrorist group in Nigeria.
The state Director of SSS, Kano state, Bassey Eteng, while parading the suspect in Kano said that Mr. Usman was arrested with 35 drums of highly inflammable chemicals and other materials in one of the markets in Dala Local Government Area of the state.
“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. He is a native of Dala local government area of Kano State”, Mr Ettang said.
“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 said that the SSS operatives would go deeper into the case in order to know their network with a view to tracking down their accomplices.
“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.”
The state SSS boss commended Kano residents for their cooperation so far on war against terrorism, stressing that, “our operations on this war is intelligent driven”.