Just a day after cracking wide a terrorist cell at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, the DSS has reported more progress in its fight against the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
According to a statement, the Department of Security Service has effected the arrest of 21 Boko Haram members between July 8th and August 25th.
The suspects were arrested in Kano, Jos as well as Zaria and some of the suspects are said to be experts in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
The statement signed by Mr Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesperson, revealed that a coordinator of the sect was also arrested; “They include those allegedly responsible for the coordination and execution of the suicide attacks in Potiskum, Kano, Zaria and Jos who were arrested on July 8 in Gombe State. Usman Shuaibu a.k.a money, said to be the co-ordinator of the suicide attacks, Ahmed Mohammed also known as Abubakar, an Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert, who is said to have prepared the IEDs for the attacks. Others are Adamu Abdullahi, Ibrahim Isa, who allegedly carried out reconnaissance on targets in the Jos attacks, and Mutaqqa Yusuf who is said to have assisted Usman Shuaibu in planning and executing the attacks. Shaibu and his group were intercepted on their way to Bauchi State, where they had planned to execute another bomb attack”.
The latest developments serves as a ray of hope that the insurgents can be wiped out within the three month deadline.