Boko Haram bomb maker arrested before joining the Army- DSS

Chidi Samuel

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday released a statement saying that members of the Boko Haram sect are planing to infiltrate the army. According to Tony Opuiyo an agent with the department, the Army  arrested Idris Audu, a suspected bomb specialist of Boko Haram, who had “perfected plans to join the Nigeria army”.

The statement further said, “In response to the regrouping of Boko Haram elements in Kano state, the service in concert with the military, carried out coordinated operations in the state which led to the apprehension of two high profile members of the sect, namely; Ibrahim Ustaz Abubakar and Idris Audu (aka Aya),” the DSS said.

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“Audu is an IED specialist who was being groomed to penetrate security agencies in the country. Audu had already perfected plans to seek for recruitment into the next recruitment scheme of the Nigeria army, before his arrest.”

The statement also stated that the service was  currently intensifying action against high level fraudsters whose unwholesome activities were negatively affecting investors’ confidence.

“Accordingly, one Izuagie Mohammed was arrested in Benin City, Edo State on August 24, for impersonating the Accountant General of the Federation.

“Mohammed had allegedly defrauded unsuspecting members of the public posing as the Nigerian AGF onFacebook and promising them facilitation of the Central Bank of Nigeria empowerment loan, before he was apprehended by the Service, the statement concluded.