There is tension in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, following the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram leader.


There is tension in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, 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.⁣

Daily Post gathered that 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.⁣

Guardian Nigeria