From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Department of State Services has arrested ten kidnap kingpins and a suspected Boko Haram member during operations against violent crime around the country.
Among those arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) is Lawal Mohammed, said to be a major financier and armourer of the dreaded Basalube kidnap gang.
Ali Abubakar, another top ranking member of the gang has also been arrested.
Some 25 bottles of psychotropic inducers have been recovered from the suspects.
DSS also nabbed Abubakar Danlasu, alleged to be a driver and weapon courier of the group.
Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesman said the arrest of the suspects would disrupt the terror group’s network and ostensibly result in the complete elimination of violent and other related crimes.
In another development, the service arrested a suspected Boko Haram element, Sanusi Mohammed Bello, believed to be carrying out surveillance activities for the extremist group in northern Nigeria.
Several handsets and multiple identity SIM cards were recovered from the suspect.
Opuiyo reassured the public that the tempo of the operations would be continually reviewed, strengthened and sustained.
“The service, therefore, wishes to reiterate its stance that all perpetrators of violence and criminality against Nigeria and law-abiding citizens will be made to face the full course of law no matter how long it takes.”
– CAJ News