Members of the violent sect had attacked Wudil Police Station last week, wounding the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and one other mobile policeman. They also ceased two AK 47 riffles from the police.
Sunday Trust gathered that police arrested the vice chairman because the house of the sect leader, Malam Salisu Aljasawy, belongs to him, and that he was the person that hosted Aljasawy in the town.
Kano State government last Wednesday demolished the mosque and house of Malam Aljasawy, the Boko Haram sect leader in Wudil town, 44 kilometres from Kano .
Our correspondent who was at the house and mosque during the demolition gathered that the state government ordered the demolition to stop the propagation of the Boko Haram ideology. Aljasawy’s house is adjacent to the mosque where he propagated his ideologies.
It was gathered that Aljasawy had conscripted more than 50 youths in the town, and that he converted the mosque to an academy of some sort. “He gave his followers training and secretly organised parade for them at the mosque’s courtyard,” a villager, Mallam Nasiru said.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of Kano Police Command, SP Baba Muhammad said the vice chairman was arrested in connection with the Boko Haram activities in the town. He said the demolished house of Aljasawy belonged to the vice chairman.
The police spokesman noted that they were conducting a thorough investigation to get to the roots of the militancy in the state.