DSS arrests fleeing Boko Haram member, rescues four kidnaped oil workers

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said its operatives arrested one Alkasin Salisu, a Boko Haram member who fled from Yobe state to Kaduna.

A statement yesterday from DSS official, Tony Opuiyo said Salisu was arrested at Rigasa area of Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.

He said Salisu had fled the military operation in Yobe State to settle in Kaduna where he and his cohorts had planned to launch attacks on select targets in Kaduna metropolis including the railway station.

Opuiyo also said: “Today, 13th January, 2017, it rescued four oil company kidnap victims from their abductors at White House Estate, Rumukwurushi, Port Harcourt, and Rivers State.”

He added that:  “the kidnap gang was led by Emmanuel Eyo, earlier arrested in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. During the rescue operation supported by the military, a staff of the Service sustained gunshot injuries in his leg while three members of the gang were killed in the exchange of fire.”

He further said: “One AK.47 rifle, one magazine containing 59 rounds of 7.5mm ammunition and three locally made pistols were recovered from the gang.”

He also said the Service has arrested one Kelvin Nwanaji, at Ojo, Lagos State. Nwanaji had opened a Facebook Account in the name of the Director General of the SSS and has been using it to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, who he promised jobs in the Service.

His arrest is said to be sequel to investigation arising from the misinformation in the social (news) media that the Service was recruiting.

He added that further investigation is being undertaken to arrest all those connected with this scam.

“It is in this regard that the Service wishes to inform the public to disregard the falsehood as it is not currently engaged in any recruitment exercise,” the DSS stated.


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