By Danjuma Aliyu
The Department of State Security Service, DSS has arrested a few members of the Islamic insurgent, Boko Haram, from various areas of the country.
Yesterday, 10, January, 2017, four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram; Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar were said to have been arrested by the operatives of the Nigerian internal security service.
All four men who were reported arrested at Oko-Oba, Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos State. flew their locations in the North East as a result of the on-going military operations.
A statement signed by Tony Opuiyo of the DSS confirmed the arrest of the four Boko Haram terrorists.
Mr Opuiyo, said: “In its determined counter-terrorism efforts to consolidate on the gains it has made in the sustenance of offensive against identified criminal gangs, kidnap syndicates and terrorist elements across the country, the DSS has recorded major successes which have further degraded the capability of these elements to operate in the county.”
The Service, Mr Opuiyo confirms the arrest of “four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram; Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar on January 10 (yesterday) at Oko-Oba, Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos State.
“They are suspected to have fled to the state to evade arrest in the ongoing military offensive in the North East.
“Same day at Okene town, Adavi LGA, Kogi State, the leader of the Boko Haram sect in Okene, Abdullahi Mohammed aka Huja, was arrested. Suspect had been responsible for the coordination of Boko Baram activities in Okene axis of Kogi State.”
In another incident, two suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu were arrested on 6th January 2017 at Amba and Gudi villages of Kokona LGA of Nasarawa State.
Mr Opuiyo added that “On January 1, 2017, at Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, Bale Kolomi Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte, Borno State, where they were involved in Boko Haram terrorist activities.
“Also on the same January 1, 2017, a kidnap suspect, Amadu Bello, was apprehended at Hotoron Arewa, Nasarawa LGA of Kano State for his involvement in a kidnap operation at Zomo village, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State from which he got a share of N3m from the ransom.”