The Department of State Services say it has arrested nine alleged Boko Haram terrorists plotting attacks on Abuja over the festive season.
The statement issued on Saturday’s follows a warning Friday from the U.S. Embassy that extremists may be planning attacks on hotels favored by Westerners and a post BREAKINGTIMES asking why the Nigerian Security forces were silent on the matter…. Here
The Department of State Security said one of the nine men arrested was carrying out surveillance of a “high-profile hotel.” It says all nine were detained in the past month and had infiltrated the capital in central Nigeria from the country’s northeast where most extremist attacks occur.
The State Security Service (SSS), also known as the Department of State Services (DSS), is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria. It is primarily responsible for intelligence gathering within the country and for the protection of senior government officials, particularly the President and state governors. It is one of three successor organisations to the National Security Organization (NSO), dissolved in 1986. The SSS operates as a department within the presidency and is under the control of the National Security Adviser.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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