UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

- The Department of State Services (DSS) said it has arrested some commanders of the Boko Haram terrorist group

- A statement by the secret police which was signed by Tony Opuiyo said the terrorists' commanders were arrested in various states across the country

- The DSS said it also recovered weapons and other items from the suspects

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

'Osama' was arrested after he escaped from Bauchi Central Prison in 2010

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, March 22, said it has arrested some commanders of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The terrorists arrested include Nasiru Sani (a.k.a OSAMA) who escaped from the Bauchi Central Prison in October 2010.

A statement by the secret police which was signed by Tony Opuiyo said many terrorists' commanders were arrested in various states across the country.

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

DSS said many terrorists' commanders were arrested in various states across the country.

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Opuiyo said Adenoyi Abdulsalam was arrested in Ado-Ekiti by a joint military and DSS operation team.

He said an AK-47 rifle was recovered from the suspect who is currently under investigation.

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

Another Boko Haram suspect Adenoyi Abdulsalam was arrested in Ado-Ekiti by a joint military and DSS operation team.

Abdulsalam was on the final stages of kidnapping some high level targets in Ekiti, not only to raise funds but to terrorize communities in the state, the DSS said.

He also said that before his arrest, some other suspects were arrested in Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Kogi.

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the suspect who is currently under investigation.

He added that another Boko member Usman Ladan Rawa, 29, alias Mr. X was arrested on March 17 in Lafia, Nasarawa satte.

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Opuiyo said Rawa rented an apartment in Lafia for Abdullahi Isa popularly know for his terrorist activities.

"His plan was to establish an effective base to conduct terrorism, kidnapping and robbery operations in Abuja, Minna, and other adjoining states.

UPDATED: DSS arrests Boko Haram commander Osama who escaped from Bauchi Prison (photos)

Abdulsalam was on the final stages of kidnapping some high level targets in Ekiti, not only to raise funds but to terrorize communities in the state

"On 15th March 2017, Nasiru Sani (a.k.a OSAMA) was arrested at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bauchi. He is a Boko Haram top commander, and discovered to have escaped from Bauchi Central Prison in October 2010 and hid in Maiduguri, Borno State. Similarly, on the same 13th March 2017, at Jeka-da-Fari Market, Gombe State, Adamu JIBRIN was arrested.

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"He operated under the pseudo name of Dantata Sule and served as a middleman for Boko Haram members and their commanders especially the one simply identified as Kanumbu. Suspect affirmed his membership of the sect," the DSS said.

The DSS also said that many other hoodlums were arrested in Fika, Yobe, Kogi state as preliminary investigations have shown that on Nuhu Usman arrested alongside Abdulazeez Umaru participated in several deadly attacks in the Kogi.

The secret police also said that relative peace has been noticed in these environment since the arrest of the suspected criminals.

Source: Naija.ng

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