Five persons have been apprehended by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly creating sleeper Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) training cells in the state.

 Abdullahi Chiranchi, the state director of the DSS said the five suspects were arrested en route Libya and other African countries.

Chiranchi who refused to divulge the identities of the suspects said they hail from Kogi state.He said the arrest was a milestone in blocking their plans of turning Kano into a training ground for their ISIS activities.

He also said a nine-man international cattle rustling, armed robbery, kidnapping and car-snatching gang was arrested. A gang which have been a thorn in the flesh for the people of Kano Kaduna and residents of Niger Republic.