Department of State Security Service (DSS) Operatives arrested a suspected Boko Haram leader at the Ijaye area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to Daily Trust, a reliable source said the terrorist initially put up a resistance before bowing to the superior power of the DSS operatives on Sunday night.
The source said the suspected terrorist arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina State and took up a security job while gathering intelligence for terrorist attacks.
The suspect was said to have moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorists cell for kidnapping and terror attacks.
The security source said following intelligence gathering, the gun-wielding security operatives stormed his hideout and picked him up.
The source said, “It was not an easy ride. Intelligence and the grace of God were sufficient for the operatives. There are still many of them around, but we are on top of our game.”
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, had raised the alarm that bandits groups are planning to attack some states in the South West.
When contacted, the DSS Spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, neither denied nor confirmed the arrest.
“No comment,” he said while responding to a text message, Daily Trust reports.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was unaware of any arrest.