Fear and tension has enveloped residents of Abeokuta, the state capital territory of Ogun State, following the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram leader. Most residents have been thrown into panic mood as information about the arrest went viral within the state capital.
According to a report, the suspected terrorist was arrested Saturday night by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ogun State.
On Sunday, a reliable source said that the suspected Boko Haram leader was arrested in Ijaye area of the metropolis.
The suspected terrorist was said to have initially tried to resist arrest before he later bowed to the superior power of the DSS operatives.
It was gathered that the Boko Haram leader had left Katsina for Abeokuta, where he was employed as a security guard. However, he had since been gathering intelligence for terrorist attacks.
Security sources hinted that the man was purposely in Abeokuta to set up terrorists’ cells for kidnapping and terror attacks.
“However, intelligence gathering gave him out and he was promptly apprehended before he succeeded in Abeokuta,” a source said, adding that there are still many of them being monitored.
It was learnt that the Boko Haram commander is still in the custody of the DSS.
Contacted, the spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, neither denied nor confirmed the arrest.
Also, the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command was yet to be informed of the arrest.
Source – Punch Newspaper