Boko Haram plot to attack US, UK Embassies in Abuja foiled – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday said it has foiled a planned terror attack against the United States, United Kingdom and other Western interests in Abuja with the dismantling of a ring of ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory between 25 and 26, March, 2017.

DSS said in a statement signed by one Tony Opuiyo that five members of the group which had perfected plans to attack the UK and American Embassies and other western interests in Abuja were arrested to thwart the terror plot. The Service listed the five suspects now in its custody to include Isa JIBRIL, Jibril JIBRIL, Abu Omale JIBRIL, Halidu SULE and

The Service listed the five suspects now in its custody to include Isa JIBRIL, Jibril JIBRIL, Abu Omale JIBRIL, Halidu SULE and Amhodu SALIFU. The secret police also said it had on 22

The secret police also said it had earlier on 22 March 2017, at Fika, Yobe State arrested a 20 –year- old Boko Haram member, Adamu DATTI who confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.

DSS also said its operatives early April arrested two suspected Ansaru kingpins, Ahmed MOMOH and Al-amin Mohammed JAMIN were arrested on 4 April 2017 at Igarra, Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State. The duo, according to the Service, were confirmed associates of Abu UWAIS,

The duo, according to the Service, were confirmed associates of Abu UWAIS, the main Ansaru kingpin terrorising residents in Kogi and Edo States.

SOURCE: African Spotlight