Kano - The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Boko Haram's Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Kano, as well as 20 other members of the sect, Thisday reports.
The DSS, in a statement sunday by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, said that as part of its commitment towards improving security across the country, the department had sustained tactical and counter-terrorism operations, which had yielded major successes with the arrest of terrorists and other criminals across the country.
It said: “In response to the regrouping of Boko Haram elements in Kano State, the Service in concert with the military, carried out coordinated operations in the state which led to the apprehension of two high profile members of the sect, namely; Ibrahim Ustaz Abubakar and Idris Audu (aka AYA).”
According to him, Audu is an IED specialist who was being groomed to penetrate security agencies in the country.
“Audu had already perfected plans to seek for recruitment in the next recruitment scheme of the Nigerian Army, before his arrest,” it revealed.
It said that the Service on August 22, 2016, arrested a kidnap kingpin, Samuel Asuquo, at Nasarawa Bakoko village in Cross River State.
It further stated that Samuel Asuquo, the suspected kidnapper of three Australian nationals working with Lafarge Cement Company, has been arrested according to News24.
- News 24