DSS Nabs Fleeing Boko Haram Members Across States

The Department of State Security (DSS), disclosed on Tuesday that it made arrest of some fleeing Boko Haram members across the country.
In a statement by Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the agency, he said a number of the sect members have so far been apprehended.
Recall, the military succeeded in dislodging the insurgents from their stronghold, Sambisa Forest, December last year. And the Army had warned members of public to watch out for fleeing members of the sect and who may likely seek refuge in other states apart from North East.
It had urged the Nigerian public to report suspicious characters in their neighbourhood.
Opuiyo said men of the Department arrested 10 suspects on January 10 in Oko Oba area of Lagos State.
The suspects arrested in Lagos, according to DSS, included, Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar.
They were suspected to have fled to Lagos to evade arrest in the ongoing military offensive in the north-east.
The service also arrested, on January 10, a kingpin of the sect in Okene town, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, he was said to be the leader of the Boko Haram sect in Okene and was responsible for the coordination of Boko Haram activities in Okene axis of Kogi State.
Operatives of the agency also said two fleeing Boko Haram terrorists were arrested at Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State on New Year day.
The suspects, Bale Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji, the agency said, were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte, Borno State, where they were involved in Boko Haram activities.
On January 7, one Muhammad Auwal was arrested at Andaza village, Kiyawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State in connection with terrorist activities.
Auwal, who was arrested with N300,000 on him, is believed to have been a drug ctsupplier to the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa Forest.
In addition, two suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu, were arrested on January 6 at Amba and Gudi villages of Kokona Local Government Area, LGA, of Nasarawa State.
The suspects who are indigenes of Maiduguri, Borno State, had fled the military action in Borno State and were regrouping in the state under different trade covers, the DSS said.
While Modu sells children’s wears, Mala, who trades in perfumes, confessed to his membership of the sect and disclosed that he (Mala) joined the Yusufiyya faction in 2007,the agency said.
Similarly, Abdulkarim Dahiru, a key terrorist commander and an indigene of Okengwa, Okene LGA of Kogi State, was arrested at the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.
The suspect was identified as the main coordinator of several kidnappings as well as other robbery activities in Kogi and Edo States, DSS said.

Author: News Editor

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