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
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
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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