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DSS Arrests Two ISIS Commanders In Abuja

Valentine Chinyem

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two persons suspected to be commanders of Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) in Nigeria.

The suspects whose names were given as Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo, were arrested in Kukuntu village, Gwagwalada area of Abuja,

A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets.
He said in a related operation on April 28, the service also arrested one Umar Dogo, a suspected member of ISWA at Muda Lawal market in Bauchi.

Opuiyo said the suspects were discovered to have concluded plans to perpetuate the ideals of the group in the area, and in collaboration with Boko Haram, carry out violent attacks on innocent persons.
The operative also said that following intelligence reports, two experts in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Adamu Hassan, aka Bale and Abubakr Abubakar aka Alhaji or Buba, were arrested.

He said two other members of Boko Haram, Mohammed Saleh, aka Azrak and Iliyasu Abubakar, aka Ruwa, were also arrested on April 12 and 19 at Gassol and Ardo Local Government Areas of Taraba.
Opuiyo said in furtherance of the service’s operation, two members of the dreaded Basalube kidnap group, Usman, aka Siddi and Ibrahim Muhammed, aka Ganaja, were arrested on June 17 at Karu village in Abuja.

(NAN)