Boko Haram: DSS ‘Arrests Gunrunner, Six Terrorists’
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested six suspected terrorists, including a gunrunner, two marketers and cell operators.
In a statement signed by one Tony Opuiyo, the DSS explained: “The Service has continued to record positive milestones in strategic and tactical operations embarked upon across the country.”
The principal suspect, Musa Garba Abubakar (aka Muhadis Musa Bin Haddad), an engineer, was arrested in Jos, Plateau State, during a special tactical operation by the Service.
According to the statement, Abubakar who is a major gun fabricator, arms runner and a covert linkman/courier for the Boko Haram group, allegedly contacted a foreign mission in Nigeria requesting sponsorship for their activities.
“During his arrest, two pistols, 80 rounds of live ammunition and several sensitive documents were recovered from him.
“In a bid to employ propaganda to manipulate the international community against the efforts of the Federal Government in the ongoing war against terror in the northeast region, Musa had approached a foreign mission in Nigeria for logistics and financial support to fight Boko Haram.
“However, unknown to the mission, he is actually an unauthorised gun maker/runner with intent for mischief and communal strife in the North Central region,” the statement added.
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