DSS appeals for public support after major arrests

DSSEMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’s Department of State Services (DSS) has urged  citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious persons, parcels or vehicles to their nearest security formation.

The call follows the arrest of some suspects of prevalent crimes such as kidnapping, militancy and terrorism.

Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesperson, announced the arrests this past weekend.

“Members of the public are further enjoined to see our societal and individual safety as our collective responsibility and therefore support security and law enforcement agencies with critical information that would assist in providing a safe environment for all to carry out their legitimate business without let or hindrance,” Opuiyo said.

Among the arrests announced, one Bulama Mohammed Ramat was arrested at a motor park in the capital Abuja for allegedly planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) alongside other elements of the Boko Haram.

Jones Abiri, leader of the so-called Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, was arrested for allegedly furthering separatist tendencies, in connivance with other criminal gangsin the Niger Delta.

Arrested in Bayelsa, he is allegedly behind some destruction of oil facilities. He is the alleged mastermind of a hoax of the planned
overthrow of President Muhammadu Buhari by the military.

His colleague, Stephen Mamayebo, was arrested for the recent kidnapping of an expatriate staff of a construction company and subsequent murder of two
soldiers.

Ismaila Shuaibu, Kabiru Nasiru and Inusa Abdullahi, were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and terrorizing citizens along a highway between
Abuja and Kaduna.

DSS has also arrested a gang which allegedly masterminded the recent kidnapping of two Catholic nuns and their driver in Akure, Ondo State.

 CAJ News

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