NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Boko Haram setting up cells around Abuja —DSS

By News Express on 05/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,125


The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted the public that “the Boko Haram terrorist group has continued to establish and operate sleeper cells whose (sole) mandates are to conduct surveillance and carry out subsequent attacks in the FCT.”

“This disclosure has become necessary following the arrests of the sect’s members who migrated from various conflict theatres in the North East to the FCT in order to enable them capitalise on the excitement of the yuletide season to launch attacks in the city,” DSS said in a statement by Tony Opuiyo and issued this morning in Abuja.

Continuing, Opuiyo said: “For instance, on October 29th, 2015, the duo of Muhammed Hassan Idris (a Nigerien) and Baba Abdul Maina were arrested at Panteka area of Apo, Abuja. This was followed by the arrest of Sanni Mohammed (aka Kakase) and Ahmed Umaru (aka Mallam; Mallam Hamdi Garne; Ahmed Daubi) in Lafia, Nasarawa State. Sanni, who hails from Potiskum, Yobe State, fled the area following his involvement in coordinated suicide attacks in Yobe, Plateau, Kano and Kaduna states.

“In a related development, on 19th November 2015, Mohammed Shiwar ABUBAKAR and Musa TA’ADA were arrested at Shoprite Junction, Apo, Abuja. ABUBAKAR hails from Borno State and operates as a taxi driver in Abuja. He is of an unknown address but claims that he sleeps in his Volkswagen Golf car at the Honda line, Apo mechanic village, Abuja. The Gwoza-born TA’ADA also operates under the cover of a suya seller at Apo Primary School along Kabusa Road, Abuja.

“Still, on 23rd November, 2015, one Ahmed HASSAN was arrested while carrying out surveillance on a high-profile hotel in the city. He hails from Katagum, Bauchi State. Suspect admitted using the cover of a beggar to sustain surveillance on his targets. Bulama Ali, had previously been arrested in Karu, Nasarawa State, on 22nd November, 2015.

“Similarly, on 1st December, 2015, Hassan Abubakar and Mohammed Gwale Mohammed were arrested at Madalla, in Suleja LGA of Niger State following intelligence that they were planning to commence attacks in the FCT after a successful surveillance of the city. Before his arrest, Abubakar was working with other sect members in different parts of the country notably Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa States. Abubakar was arrested in the house of Mohammed GWALE who claims to be a Federal Civil Servant from Niger State. He (Gwale) has made useful statements which are helping with further investigation.

“So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the suspects and others still at large may have adopted their respective trades as plausible covers to infiltrate the city and its environs in their bid to conduct successful surveillance and map out soft targets for the sect’s attacks. The DSS’ operations are, therefore, aimed at preempting any attacks by the terrorist elements against the backdrop of the upcoming festive period and beyond.

“It is in this regard that the Service wishes to advise residents and all law abiding Nigerians to remain vigilant especially at this yuletide season and promptly report to security agencies any suspicious movements and persons in the FCT and even other parts of the country. The Service also assures the general public that it will continue to carry out its responsibility of ensuring peace and security in Abuja and beyond.”

•Photo shows DSS Acting DG Lawal Daura.

Source News Express

Posted 05/12/2015 11:31:29 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Ajaokuta Steel Company needs $1bn for rehabilitation —Association...

Ojukwu would have joined APC if he were...

Nigerian stocks down to almost two-week low

State of the nation: NEW PDP UNLEASHES 8-POINT...

Ikechukwu Kalu leaves FCMB, joins CPPL

Sunny, hazy conditions to prevail today in North,...

Armyworm threatens maize in Nigeria, others

Fresh facts emerge on why Bayelsa PDP chief...

US, Nigeria seek immediate and peaceful resolution of...

ABUJA AIRPORT SHUT, passengers stranded

Cameroon storms FIFA over ban

1.2m Nigerians to get soft loans: FG

 

Latest News FG stops movement of herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, 3 other states Court sends Dino Melaye’s brother to Kuje prison Bill Cosby convicted for sexual assault, faces up to 10 years in prison 70 countries devise new measures to starve terrorists of funds Unauthorised entry: Navy intercepts vessel with 406 passengers on-board Zakzaky slammed with murder charges Herdsmen kill 7 in yet another Benue attack FG pays N135m compensation to victims of Apo 8 killings by DSS G9 rejects Buhari’s second term bid Osinbajo preaches religious tolerance at Deeper Life Church Opening US tycoon bids $1.4bn for Wembley Stadium Anger: BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ 1st runner-up CeeC seeks therapy

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (340,201 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (335,328 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (268,276 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (220,609 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (202,399 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (198,490 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (173,229 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (155,583 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (147,369 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (139,375 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (137,168 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,828 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,077) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (840) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (486) Features (570) Global Business Monitor (267) International (1,929) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,782) Opinion (917) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,823) Religion (725) Sports (1,488) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement