The Department of State Services (DSS) said that it has arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Lagos and some other parts of the country.
According to the spokesperson of the DSS, Tony Opuiyo, he stated that the operatives of the secret service apprehended four (4) fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists group identified as Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar on January 10 in Oko Oba area of Lagos State.
Nine (9) other arrests were made in various parts of the country.
These Boko Haram suspects were believed to be on the run following the ongoing military attacks in their various hideouts in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe etc.
One of their leaders identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, was also arrested today in Okene town, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He was said to be the leader and coordinator of the Boko Haram terrorist sect in Okene part of Kogi State.
Another key terrorist commander identified as Abdulkarim Dahiru, an indigene of Okengwa, Okene LGA of Kogi State was arrested at the Specialist Hospital Lokoja the state capital.
The DSS also noted that on 1 January, 2017, two (2) other fleeing members of the sect Bale Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji were apprehended in a mosque at Mutum Biyu town, Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Also on 7 January, 2017, Muhammad Auwal was arrested at Andaza village, Kiyawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The sum of N300,000 was reportedly seen on him when he was arrested. Auwal is believed to have been the drug supplier to the terrorists in Sambisa Forest.
In Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, two (2) members of the sect, Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu were arrested on 6 January, 2017 at Amba and Gudi villages.
According to the DSS, the suspects are indigenes of Maiduguri, Borno State, but had fled to different states in other to regroup under different trade covers.
Mala and Modu reportedly sell perfumes and children wears respectively.
They both confessed to be a member of the terrorist sect. According to DSS, Mala noted that he joined the Yusufiyya faction in 2007.