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Nigeria: Boko Haram suspects arrested after Kano bombings (VIDEO)

Nigeria arrested 158 Boko Haram members after recent bombings in Kano.
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Shehu Idris, a cousin of suspected member of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, Uzairu Abba Abdullahi, squats on Jan. 24, 2012 in his blood-stained home in the Tsamiyar Boka neighborhood of the northern Nigerian city of Kano. (Aminu Abubakar/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nigerian Joint Miltary Task Force arrested 158 suspected members of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, three days after a series of bomb attacks that left at least 200 people dead in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city.

One resident said in the dawn operation raid police officers encircled a house where a Boko Haram suspect was believed to be hiding, reported BBC.

"They began shooting, and he fired back ... This was followed by a barrage of gunfire by the security men," said Mohammed Maikubi Bala to the AFP news agency, reported BBC.

The raid lasted several hours.

More from GlobalPost: Dozens killed in Kano bomb, gun attacks

Unknown attackers threw explosives at a police station and opened fire on the building on Tuesday evening.

Here is a video of the attack on police in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city:

RAW VIDEO: Attack on Police in Kano, Nigeria
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Police announced that they seized 10 cars laden with explosives and found 300 other improvised explosive devices hidden in soft drink cans and bottles at a number of locations in Kano, according to CNN.

More from GlobalPost: Boko Haram goes from bad to worse

Increasingly violent attacks by Boko Haram members, who want to overthrow Nigeria's government and impose Islamic law, killed close to 1,000 people last year, reported BBC.

Below is a video of Kano's aftermath of the recent Boko Haram attacks:

Nigeria Copes With Aftermath of Attacks
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