Department of State Service DSS arrest Boko Haram’s Spiritual Leader in Kano

Department of State Service DSS arrest Boko Haram’s Spiritual Leader in Kano

The Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday said it has arrested one Mudahsiru Jibrin, who it described as  the spiritual leader of Boko Haram cell in Kano. the suspect was also the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School, Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, the DSS said it arrested one Aikhoje Moses on August 19, 2016, at Azagha by-pass off Benin-Asaba Expressway in Edo state. Moses was accused of sending threat messages to the diplomatic community in Nigeria especially to the Consular-Generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their embassies.

The DSS made other arrests. ukhtar Tijani, a suspected Boko Haram fighter and three of his accomplices – Isiaku Salihu, Abdullahi Isah and Hindu Isah – were arrested. The four suspects, who were arrested at Kinkinau in Kaduna metropolis, were said to be planning for major coordinated attacks at selected targets and locations in Kaduna. The Service also apprehended three members of the Ansaru terrorist group in Auchi, Edo State, who it said were planning to launch attacks.

According to The Nation report, Terfa Jirgba and two  others – Terzungee Kwaghaondo and Mathias Aende – were arrested at Badagry Street off Esther Aka Road in Makurdi, Benue State. Jirgba is alleged to be an active ally and gang member of Terwase Agwaza, a notorious kidnapper who runs a kidnapping and criminal network in Benue State.

Tony Opuiyo,  report that DSS also arrested a group of criminals who kidnapped Senator Patrick Ani on July 6,2016, in Cross River State. The suspects are:  Benjamin Emomotemi, Gabriel Ambrose, Godbless Taliboth Mattias, Blessing Sunday, Edet Effiong Asanagasi and Rose Williams.


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