DSS arrests third most wanted terrorism suspect, Obama calls Buhari
Department of State Services (DSS) has
arrested the third most wanted terrorism
suspect in the world
– The suspect remains unnamed because he
is still “undergoing profiling”
– DSS also intercepted a plot to carry out a
deadly terrorist attack on the United States
through its active intelligence alert
DSS arrests third most wanted terrorism suspect,
Obama calls Buhari
Nigeria’s secret police, Department ofs
State Services (DSS) has arrested the
third most wanted terrorism suspect in
According to a report by The Nation, the
terrorist suspect has been accused of
killing of expatriates in the country
between 2012 and 2013 as secret services
in various parts of the world have been
trooping into Nigeria to interact with the
The suspect remains unnamed because
he is still “undergoing profiling”, a
source told the newspaper.
“He is still in our custody. “This suspect
was responsible for the killing of some
expatriates in the country between 2012
The source also confirmed how DSS
intercepted a plot to carry out a deadly
terrorist attack on the United States
through its active intelligence alert.
“About six months ago, we burst a
terrorist attack that was to happen in the
United States. This earned the service a
letter of commendation.
“In fact, President Barack Obama placed
a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to
acknowledge what we did. “We did not
make it a media issue because before you
know it, there will be editorials asking us
whether we had addressed security
challenges in Nigeria before helping the
“But the speed with which things are
changing and expanding around us, I can
tell you that security challenge is
becoming more globalised.
“We have been taken into confidence as a
nation better than what it was before.”
The arrest is seen as a significant anti-
terrorism breakthrough. United States
President Barack Obama telephoned
President Muhammadu Buhari to hail the
feat, a source told The Nation.
Meanwhile, ahead of 2019 election,
activities of some politicians are under
watch by the secret service.
The politicians include a few who are
making inciting statements and “beating
war drums ahead of 2019 general
“If there is any one group that is
dangerous, it is the politicians. They are
more dangerous than Boko Haram.
”The way 2019 is being looked at, many
knives and sticks are being sharpened
because of some people’s interest.
“A politician now throws decorum to the
winds because he wants to be president or
governor. He is now dishing out stories
that will make this country to be
We want to reach 2019 in peace and not
“The way they are interested in power
without any plans on what to do gives
calls for concern. They are turning truth
into falsehood,” a DSS source was quoted.