Following the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram leader on Sunday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, there was a sense of unease throughout the city.
State Security Service operatives apprehended and detained the suspect (DSS).
Suspected Boko Haram leader was detained in Abeokuta’s Ijaye district, according to an authoritative source.
According to the source, the suspect first resisted DSS agents before eventually giving in.
On Sunday night, a source told Daily Trust that the operation was carried out at night.
He arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina and took up security work at Ijaye while gathering information on terrorist attacks.
Terrorists’ cell for kidnapping and terror attacks was supposedly the reason for his transfer to Abeokuta, according to a source.
They assaulted his hideout after gathering intelligence and apprehended him with machine guns.
That wasn’t going to be a fun ride. The operatives were able to get by on their wits and the grace of God. There are still a lot of them out there, but “we’re on top of our game,” a source tells CNN.
As far as we know, the suspect is still being held by the DSS, as reported by one of our sources.
Amidst concerns that terrorists want to strike states in the South West, this development has emerged.
The DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, did neither deny or confirm the arrest when contacted by Daily Trust.
Our reporter texted him, “No comment,” and the man replied with that.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, said he was unaware of any arrests.