DAILY COURIER – Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have reportedly arrested a suspected Boko Haram leader in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Rock City 109.1 FM, an Abeokuta-based radio station, had reported the story in its news bulletin. An audio of the newscast went viral across social media platforms in the state on Sunday.
According to reports, the suspect was arrested at the Ijaye area of Abeokuta on Saturday.
The suspect reportedly arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina State and took up a security job at Ijaye.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the suspect had moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorist cells for kidnapping and terror attacks.
After intelligence gathering, the DSS reportedly raided his hideout and arrested him. The suspect is currently said to be in DSS custody.
“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”, the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
Spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, declined comment when contacted.
“I have no comment to make please”, he said.