Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Breaking! Security Agents Foil Boko Haram Attempt to Bomb US, UK Embassies in Abuja
Nigeria's Department State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja, Nigeria's capital..Vanguard reports that a statement by DSS official Tony Opuiyo said it busted the ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue state and the Federal Capital Territory. He said: “The group had perfected plans to attack the UK and American Embassies and other western interests in Abuja.
“During the operation to thwart this plan, five key suspects, namely: Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu, were arrested.”
The statement added that several other arrests were made of terrorists in other parts of the country. It read: "Earlier, on 22nd March, 2017, at Fika, Yobe State, a 20 year old Boko Haram member, Adamu DATTI was arrested. "He confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group. Read Also; DSS Arrests Boko Haram Top Commanders And Other Criminal Gangs "In the month of April, two (2) suspected Ansaru kingpins, Ahmed MOMOH and Al-amin Mohammed JAMIN were arrested on 4th April, 2017 at Igarra, Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State.
"The duo were confirmed associates of Abu UWAIS, a main Ansaru kingpin terrorizing residents in Kogi and Edo States. "While these terrorists are already undergoing detailed investigations, the Service stepped up its efforts at stamping out the menace of kidnapping.
"In Rivers State for instance, Daniel DIBIAMAKA was arrested on 24th March, 2017 at Obio/Akpor LGA, for his complicity in the kidnap of one Emmanuel Orji UKAH on 20th January, 2017. "On that same day, Godsgift ISIOMA was arrested over his plan to kidnap one Dr. G.N DOUGLAS."
Culled from: naij.com