Who would have imagined the day a Boko Haram commander would be arrested in the heart of the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta?
The Commander, according to sources was nabbed while working as a security officer in an irony which is not lost on security operatives. The man, it was learnt was working at the Ijaiye area of Abeokuta where he was busy collecting valuable information to plan a large scale attack on the city.
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), reportedly made the arrest over the weekend.
The suspect was said to have moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorist cells for kidnapping and terror attacks.
After intelligence gathering, the DSS reportedly raided his hideout and arrested him. The suspect is currently said to be in DSS custody.
“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,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, has refused to make any comment on the development.
The development is coming amid apprehension of terrorist attacks in many parts of the country following the surge in attacks in Abuja and other parts of northern Nigerian. This has also led to some apprehensions which confirmed what was first rumoured to be terrorists incursion into southern Nigeria.