Abuja - The Department of State Services (DSS)
has reported the arrest of another alleged terror kingpin, Bello Danhajiya.
He is said to be a close associate of Khalid Al-Barnawi,
whom the DSS arrested last week.
With the arrest of Al-Barnawi, the Department of State
Services (DSS) has made an uncommon success in the decimation of these groups
and their leadership,” said DSS Spokesperson: Tony Opuiyo, said in Abuja.
“Similarly, the Service wish to inform that it has further
arrested Bello Danhajiya, a close associate and presumed second in command to
The suspect is said to be from Zamfara State.
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Opuiyo said preliminary investigations had disclosed his
involvement in gun-running, cattle rustling and other nefarious criminal
activities principally on the directives of his said commander, Al-Barnawi.
“So far, efforts are being made to conclude the
investigations and commence prosecution in line with the law,” he said.
In another development, DSS said it had arrested some men
suspected to be behind a spate of impersonation of government officials and the
increasing rate of defrauding of unsuspecting members of the public by some
The suspects have been named as Aminu Ado, David Ali
Michika, Umar Hamza, James Malu Akune and Kazeem Kayode Usman.
“This Service wish to re-emphasize its commitment to the
safety of all law abiding citizens and residents and will continue to
decisively deal with those who have chosen to be on the wrong side of the law,”
- CAJ News