The Department of State Services (DSS) hinted yesterday that it has uncovered a plan to attack the embassies of the United Kingdom and the United State in Abuja.
It noted that already, five suspects in connection to the planned bombings have been arrested.
DSS said it busted the ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory who had perfected plans to attack the UK and American embassies as well as other western interests in Abuja.
“During the operation to thwart this plan, five key suspects, namely Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu, were arrested”, a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo of the DSS to this effect noted.
The Service said it has also recorded several arrests across the country, including the one on March 22, 2017 at Fika, Yobe State, in which a 20-year-old Boko Haram member, Adamu Datti, was arrested.
The suspect, it added, confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.
The statement made available to newsmen yesterday further noted: “In the month of April, two suspected Ansaru kingpins, Ahmed Momoh and Al-amin Mohammed Jamin were arrested on April, 4, 2017 at Igarra, Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State. The duo were confirmed associates of Abu Uwais, a main Ansaru kingpin terrorising residents in Kogi and Edo States.
“In Rivers state, Daniel Dibiamaka was arrested on March, 24, 2017 at Obio/Akpor LGA, for his complicity in the kidnap of one Emmanuel Orji UKAH on January, 20 2017. On that same day, Godsgift Isioma was arrested over his plan to kidnap one Dr. G.N Douglas”.
The Service also warned against what it called efforts being made by some individuals to create a deep sense of insecurity in some parts of the country simply for their own selfish interest and warned that those involved will be brought to justice.
In the case of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, DSS explained that it has continued to hold him “in line with the dictates of the law – more so that he has not cooperated on the issues concerning the recovery of large cache of arms at his facilities.
“While investigation is ongoing on this matter, the Service has valid detention warrants to keep him. He will be charged accordingly, once the investigations are concluded”, it stated.