DSS arrests suspected boko haram insurgents in Nassarawa

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two suspected boko haram insurgents at Amba and Gudi villages of Nasarawa State.

The suspects are: Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu who are indigenes of Borno, had fled the military action in the state and were regrouping in Nasarawa under different trade covers.

In a statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, said that Modu who sells children’s wears confessed to his membership of the sect, saying that Mala who trades in perfumes, joined the Yusufiyya faction of the sect in 2007.

In a related development, Opuiyo said that Abdulkarim Dahiru, a key terrorist commander and an indigene of Kogi, was arrested at the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.

He said the suspect was identified as the main coordinator of several kidnappings as well as other robbery activities in Kogi and Edo.

Opuiyo said that the service had also arrested two suspects, Bale Kolomi Grema and Kolomi Adba -AJI in a mosque in Gassol, Taraba, after they had fled Marte, Borno, where they were involved in Boko Karam terrorist activities.

The operative said the Service also arrested four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram at Oko-Oba, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State on Jan. 10.

The suspects are: Fanayi Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar , and Amina Abubakar.

He said that they were suspected to have fled to the state to evade arrest in the ongoing military offensive in the North- East.

Opuiyo added that the leader of the Boko Haram sect in Okene, Kogi, Abdullahi Mohammed, aka Huja, was also arrested same day

He said that the suspect had been responsible for the coordination of boko haram activities in Okene axis of Kogi.

The operative said the service also arrested suspects in connection with kidnappings in Kano, Abia, Akwa Ibom,Bauchi, Benue, and Gombe states.

`It is important to state that these successes were recorded as a result of proactive and credible intelligence offered by patriotic citizens, and the effective cooperation of sister agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

“This Service wishes to restate its determination to sustain the tempo within the provisions of the law as part of its drive toward ensuring the security of lives and property of all law-abiding residents and citizens in the country,” he said.

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