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DSS arrests Boko Haram leader in Abeokuta

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The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has arrested a suspected leader of Boko Haram in the Ijaye area of Abeokuta, creating panic and anxiety within the state.

A private radio in Abeokuta had announced on Sunday that the nation’s secret police arrested the suspect in the capital, creating panic among the residents of the state.

The suspect was reportedly arrested on Saturday night by the operatives of the DSS while audio of the newscast went viral across social media platforms in the state on Sunday.

The development is being fueled by the alleged plans to attack some states in the South-West by suspected terrorists.

The source said the suspect initially put up a resistance before bowing to the superior power of the DSS operatives.

According to the insider, the operation was carried out on Saturday night.

According to the report on the radio, the suspected terrorist reportedly arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina and took up a security job at Ijaye, while gathering intelligence for terrorist attacks.

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The security source said, “He (the suspect) moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorists’ cell for kidnapping and terror attacks.

“And following an intelligence gathering, the gun-wielding security operatives stormed his hideout and picked him up.

“It was not an easy ride. Intelligence and the grace of God were sufficient for the operatives.

“There are still many of them around, but we are on top of our game.”

When contacted, the DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to the text message sent to his mobile line.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was not aware of any arrest.

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