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Boko Haram DSS arrests terrorists’ spiritual leader in Kano

This was disclosed via a statement released by DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo on Monday, August 22, 2016.

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the spiritual leader of a Boko Haram cell in Kano.

This was disclosed via a statement released by DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo on Monday, August 22, 2016.

The statement reads in part:

“Following threat messages against some members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja and Lagos, this service responded and subsequently apprehended one Aikhoje Moses, on 19 August 2016, at Azagha by-pass off the Benin-Asaba expressway in Edo state.”

“Before his arrest, Moses had threatened the diplomatic community in Nigeria, particularly the consular-generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their embassies in Nigeria, warning them to leave the country.

“The service also arrested one Mudaisiru Jibrin aka Namakele/Alarama on 17 July, 2016, at Sauna quarters, Yankaba area in Kano. Jibrin was the spiritual leader to a newly uncovered Boko Haram cell in Kano. Preliminary investigation so far conducted revealed that he was also the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School (GSS), Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013.

“Similarly, on 8 July, 2016, at Kinkinau area in Unguwar Mu’azu of Kaduna metropolis, the service arrested one Mukhtar Tijani, a notorious Boko Haram fighter and three of his accomplices namely, Isiaku Salihu, Abdullahi Isah and Hindu Isah. The four suspects were apprehended while perfecting arrangements for major coordinated attacks on selected targets and locations in Kaduna state.”

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The DSS also said that it arrested members of a gang which specialised in cattle rustling and kidnapping in Zamfara and Katsina states.

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