The Department of Sate Services (DSS) has apprehended five persons involved in the creation of a sleeper Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) training cells in Kano state.
It was learnt that the five persons arrested are indigenes of Kogi State and were on their way to Libya and other Africa States that might have traces of ISIS fighters.
Speaking on the matter, the State Director of DSS, Abdullahi Bello Chiranchi, said that the arrest was a significant breakthrough at frustrating every possible move by terrorist groups to make Kano state a training ground for ISIS.
The DSS boss however failed to disclose the identities of the suspects.
Similarly, he said a nine-man international cattle rustling, armed robbery, kidnapping and car-snatching gang was arrested.
Chiranchi explained that the gang had been terrorising Kano, Kaduna and residents of Niger Republic.