A man accused of supplying bomb making chemicals to the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been detained by the State Security Service (SSS) in the Northern city of Kano.
Kano State SSS Director, Mr. Bassey Etteng, said the suspect identified as Mallam Ayuba Usman, is believed to be linked to the Boko Haram any may have been supplying the bomb making chemicals to the group.
The Post understands that the explosive materials, which Usman was licensed to sell, are highly regulated hence should not have been made available to individuals. The SSS carted away several bags and boxes containing highly combustive materials.
Operatives of the Boko Haram, have carried out deadly attacks often using Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).