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Boko Haram ‘Plotting’ to Attack Abuja Airport



The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has smashed a Boko Haram spying network plotting to carry out attacks on Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to the DSS, the sect was using a teenager spy to gather information on “travel and departure” details at the airport.

“The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the general public that on 24th August, 2015, the service in liaison with aviation security of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists,” Tony Opuiyo, acting spokesman of the DSS said.

“In the process, a 14 year old Sulaiymon Abdulraman (a.k.a Sunday Ajayi), of Kogi state was apprehended. Abdulraman has disclosed among others that he infiltrated the airport with the assistance of one Dauda Sadiq (a.k.a Peter) who is presently at large. Abdulraman further revealed that Dauda Sadiq directed him to spy on the installation and pass to him information in respect of travelers’ movement including passenger screening, boarding procedures and other processes in the departure and arrival halls.

“With this knowledge, the service is working closely with major aviation stakeholders especially the aviation security department to forestall any possible attack and to ensure adequate security at the airports. This is aside other measures which have been put in place to ensure protection of lives and property across the country.

“However, the DSS wishes to use this opportunity to remind members of the public to remain vigilant and patriotic by being security conscious at all times. Also, the public is urged to report all issues and persons of suspicion to the nearest security agency. The public is further enjoined to assist with information that could be useful in stamping out insecurity with a view to making Nigeria safe.”

Culled from the Cable