The Department Of State Security Service, has arrested 12 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect behind Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja. A statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations
Of the State Services, Marilyn Ogar, confirmed the arrest on Friday.
According to the statement, the arrest “was sequel to information obtained from two (2) Boko Haram elements Kamal Abdullahi and Mohammed Adamu, who had earlier been arrested for terrorist activities. They led the security team to uncompleted buildings where arms were purported to have been buried underground”.
She noted that when the “team commenced digging for the arms, they came under heavy gunfire attack by other Boko Haram elements within the area, which prompted immediate response from the security team.
As a result, some persons were injured and twelve (12) others have been arrested in connection with the incident, and are making useful statements”.
The DSS however said “Normalcy has returned to the area. Members of the public are advised to go about their normal businesses, as appropriate security measures have been placed to ensure the safety of citizens in the FCT”.
It therefore “reiterated the need for all Nigerians to be vigilant of their immediate environment and promptly report suspicious activities to security agencies. Our National security must remain the collective responsibility of all Nigerians”.
Source: Nigeria’s Renaissance