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Mastermind of Yobe students' massacre arrested

22 August 2016, 19:31

Abuja - The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a number of suspects during ongoing operations to rid the country of criminal syndicates and terrorists.

Among those arrested is Mudaisiru Jibrin, said to be the spiritual leader to a newly-uncovered Boko Haram cell in Kano.

He is alleged to be the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School (GSS), Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013.

More than 40 students were killed.

Another suspect Aikhoje Moses, who has allegedly been threatening members of the diplomatic community, has been arrested at Azagha by-pass off the Benin–Asaba Expressway in Edo State.

Moses had threatened particularly the Consular-Generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their Embassies in Nigeria, warning them to leave the country.

At Kinkinau area in Unguwar Mu’azu of Kaduna metropolis, the DSS arrested one Mukhtar Tijani, a notorious Boko Haram fighter and three of his accomplices namely, Isiaku Salihu, Abdullahi Isah, and Hindu Isah.

DSS said the suspects were apprehended while perfecting arrangements for major coordinated attacks on selected targets and locations in Kaduna State.

Three members of the ANSARU terrorist group hibernating in Kogi State were apprehended by the service.

These have been named as Abdullahi, Abdulmumuni Sadio and Ahmad Salihu.

Also read: Police suffer casualties in Yobe bomb blast

They have been arrested while making arrangements to launch attacks on some selected targets in Edo and Kogi States, before allegedly escaping to join ISIS in Libya.

Meanwhile, following the spate of gruesome killing and kidnap incidents in Benue State, DSS arrested one Terfa Jirgba and two of his accomplices, namely Terzungee Kwaghaondo and Mathias Aende in Benue State.

He is said to be an active ally and gang member of Terwase Agwaza, a notorious kidnapper who runs a kidnapping and criminal network in the state.

“The arrests of major criminal masterminds in Benue and other adjourning states will continue until these criminal gangs are routed and made to face justice,” said Tony Opuioyo, DSS spokesperson.

He urged the general public to remain vigilant and alert to developments in their immediate environs, and to support security and law enforcement agencies, with critical information on suspicious persons and groups, for the sustenance of relative peace across the country. 




- CAJ News


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