Boko Haram Is Now In Lagos, Enugu And Other States – DSS

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This may not come as a surprise to many, but for those of you who have not heard, the Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed that many members of the deadly sect, Boko Haram, now reside in some parts of Lagos and other states due to the intense being put on them in the northern parts of the country.

A statement was released by the DSS confirming the story;

“In line with the Department of State Services’ (DSS) re-strategised counter-terrorism measures to combat the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the service has continued to make significant breakthroughs in this direction.

“This followed the rounding-up of notable commanders and frontline members of the notorious group from different parts of the country. It should be noted that the group’s new pattern of movement and spread is necessitated by the pressure being put on them in their core areas of strength in the north east.

“Consequently, a number of them have been arrested in Lagos, Kano, Plateau, Enugu and Gombe States between 8th July and 25th August, 2015. Of particular note was the arrest on 8th July, 2015 in Gombe State of those responsible for the coordination and execution of the suicide attacks in Potiskum, Kano, Zaria and Jos.”

Usman Shuaibu, who was apprehended by the DSS revealed that he coordinated various attacks for the sum of N500,000, which was provided by his Amir, one Isa Ali.

“He claimed that the said Isa Ali has links to the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, from where he collects monies to fund operations undertaken by their Markaz. Also, he revealed that he has participated in several Boko Haram attacks, including the attacks at Gwoza divisional police station in 2014.

“Shuaibu admitted being the leader of the team of nine sect members that was dispatched from Sambisa forest to carry out the attacks. He disclosed that four out of the nine of them were used as suicide bombers in executing all the (suicide) attacks,”the statement further revealed.

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