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DSS intensifies drive against criminals

07 March 2016, 18:52Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Department of Department of State Services (DSS) has announced positive outcomes in strategic and tactical operations recently organised to combat crime.

Tony Opuiyo, Spokesperson of the DSS, said this after the service announced the arrested some suspects for alleged involvement in high-profile crimes such as supplying the Boko Haram and extremism.

Musa Garba Abubakar was arrested in Jos, Plateau State, during a special tactical operation last week.

He is an alleged  gun fabricator, arms-runner and a covert linkman/courier for the Boko Haram group.

Other suspected associates of the suspects have been arrested.

Also read: DSS frees former APGA Chairman

They have been named as Umar Khalil Muhammed and Mohammed Yakubu Tahir.

The service has also arrested one Armaya’u Yakubu, Yakubu Sule and Usman Ibrahim  in Kaduna metropolis.

The trio is alleged to be members of an extremist cell under the coordination of Yakubu, with affiliation to the proscribed extremist group, ANSARU and have allegedly been perfecting plans to travel to Sudan, for terrorist training with other radical elements of the group.

“The Service wish to reemphasize its resolve to sustain the fight against organized vices and criminalities by terrorists, kidnappers, fraudsters and other deviant elements in the country,” said Opuiyo.

The service also urged Nigerians to continue to support law enforcement/security agencies, with proactive and actionable intelligence, for the sustenance of peace, law and order. 

- CAJ News

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