– The Department of State Service has nabbed an alleged expert producing Improvised Explosive Devices for terrorist group, Islamic State, in Adamawa state
– The DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, who confirmed the arrest of the suspected IS bomb expert also said ten suspected kidnappers were nabbed
– Afunanya noted that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations
An alleged expert producing Improvised Explosive Devices for terrorist group, Islamic State, in West Africa, Abbas Abubakar, in the Toungo local government area of Adamawa state has been arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS).
The Punch reports that Abubakar popularly called Sambo was arrested on Monday, November 5, by operatives, while ten suspected kidnappers were also nabbed in Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi and Edo states.
The DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Thursday, November 8, in Abuja, confirmed the arrest of the suspected IS bomb expert and the kidnap suspects.
Afunanya said: “In its determination to contain the menace of kidnapping, the DSS has arrested high profile kidnappers and notorious elements in different locations.
”At Toungo LGA of Adamawa state, Abbas Abubakar, a suspected Improvised Explosives Device expert for the Islamic State in West Africa, was apprehended.
“Investigations have so far uncovered leads that will enable the DSS and other sister agencies to address the menace.
”All the suspects will undoubtedly be prosecuted in accordance with the law. The DSS reassures the public that the tempo of these operations will be sustained and strengthened.
“The service, therefore, enjoins everyone to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and avail them information that would guarantee peace, especially during the coming Yuletide and the general elections.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Borno police command confirmed the arrest of a female bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.
Edet Okon, police public relations officer in a statement in Maiduguri said the bomber was arrested by men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal ( EOD ) team, on Tuesday at about 6.50 am while lurking around the Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ) camp.
He said that policemen condoned off the area, diffused the bomb and apprehended the suspect.
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