DSS Arrests Two Suspected ISIS Commanders In Abuja

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The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had arrested two Islamic State (ISIS) in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja.

The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo.

A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets.

He said that in a related operation on April 28, the service also arrested one Umar Dogo, a suspected member of ISWA at Muda Lawal market in Bauchi.

Opuiyo said the suspects were discovered to have concluded plans to perpetuate the ideals of the group in the area, and in collaboration with Boko Haram, carry out heinous violent attacks on innocent persons.

The operative also said that following intelligence reports, two experts in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Adamu Hassan, aka Bale and Abubakr Abubakar aka Alhaji or Buba, were arrested.

He said that two other members of Boko Haram,  Mohammed Saleh, aka Azrak and Iliyasu Abubakar,  aka Ruwa, were also arrested on April 12 and 19 at at Gassol and Ardo Local Government Areas  of Taraba.

Opuiyo said in furtherance of the service`s operation, two members of the dreaded Basalube kidnap group, Usman, aka Siddi and Ibrahim Muhammed, aka Ganaja, were arrested on June 17 at Karu village in Abuja.

He said that during one of the operations, one of the group`s notorious members, Tambaya Umar was arrested on April 24 at Odigie village, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo.

Opuiyo said that Umar was arrested alongside Ibrahim Ali,  Abubakar Mohammed, Aliyu Manu and Umar Mohammed for their complicity in the group’s numerous criminal acts.

 

NAN

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