The Department of State Services(DSS) has said There was a plan by members of Boko Haram to join Nigerian Army, the Department of State Services(DSS) has said
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, Mr Tony Opuiyo, the spokesperson for the Service said, in collaboration with the military, the service arrested suspected two high profile members of Boko Haram terrorists in Kano.
He said, “In response to the regrouping of Boko Haram elements in Kano State, the DSS in concert with the military, carried out coordinated operations in the state which led to the apprehension of two high profile members of the sect.
“They are Ibrahim Abubakar and Idris Audu (a.k.a. AYA). Audu is an IED specialist who was being groomed to penetrate security agencies in the country.
“Audu had already perfected plans to seek for recruitment into the next recruitment scheme of the Nigeria Army, before his arrest.”
He said the service carried out other operations leading to the arrest of some suspects in Kano, Abia, Abuja, Benue, Benn and Imo,
Tony said the service was currently intensifying action against high level fraudsters whose activities were negatively affecting investors confidence.
He restated the service’s determination to ensure a safe environment for all to carry out their legitimate businesses.
“We call on members of the public to support this effort by providing useful information to security agencies.
In a related development, the service also arrested three suspected members of a notorious kidnap gang on Aug. 30 in Lafia.
The suspects are Bamaiyi Mustapha, alias Dan Borno, Aminu Isa and Hassan Shehu.
Opuiyo said that the suspects operated around the Abuja-Kaduna axis.
He alleged that they had earlier kidnapped five women and collected N130 million as ransom.
“They were subsequently arrested by the service while planning a high profile kidnap in Abuja, “he said.