The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed a plot by Boko Haram to bomb the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja, according to Tony Opuiyo, spokesman of the organisation.
Opuiyo said that five suspected terrorists, identified Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule, and Amhodu Salifu, and based in Benue and Abuja have been arrested in connection with the plot.
The suspects are believed to be working in concert with ISIS.
“Between 25th and 26th March, 2017, the service busted a ring of ISIS linked Boko Haram members based in Benue state and the FCT,” Opuiyo said.
“The group had perfected plans to attack the UK and American Embassies and 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.”
“Earlier, on 22nd March, 2017, at Fika, Yobe State, a 20 year old Boko Haram member, Adamu Datti was arrested. He confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.
“In the month of April, two (2) suspected Ansaru kingpins, Ahmed Momoh and Al-amin Mohammed Jamin were arrested on 4th April, 2017 at Igarra, Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State. The duo were confirmed associates of Abu Uwais, a main Ansaru kingpin terrorizing residents in Kogi and Edo States
“While these terrorists are already undergoing detailed investigations, the Service stepped up its efforts at stamping out the menace of kidnapping.
“In Rivers State for instance, Daniel Dibiamaka was arrested on 24th March, 2017 at Obio/Akpor LGA, for his complicity in the kidnap of one Emmanuel Orji Ukah on 20th January, 2017. On that same day, Godsgift Isioma was arrested over his plan to kidnap one Dr. G.N Douglas.”