The Department of State Services, DSS, has said that it foiled plans by Boko Haram terrorists to bomb the embassies of the United Kingdom and United States of America in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the DSS.
Opuiyo stated that five persons were arrested in connection to the plot.
They are: Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu.
The DSS said the suspects were based in Benue and Abuja but they had links to ISIS.
“Between 25th and 26th March, 2017, the service busted a ring of ISIS linked Boko Haram members based in Benue state and the FCT,” the statement read.
“The group had perfected plans to attack the UK and American Embassies and other western interests in Abuja.”
The DSS said that it arrested a 20-year-old Boko Haram member named Adamu Datti, in Yobe State and “he confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.”
Opuiyo further stated that “in the month of April, two (2) suspected Ansaru kingpins, Ahmed Momoh and Al-amin Mohammed Jamin were arrested on 4th April, 2017 at Igarra, Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State.
“The duo were confirmed associates of Abu Uwais, a main Ansaru kingpin terrorizing residents in Kogi and Edo States.”
The DSS said that while the terrorism investigations are ongoing, the Service stepped up its efforts at stamping out the menace of kidnapping.
“In Rivers State for instance, Daniel Dibiamaka was arrested on 24th March, 2017 at Obio/Akpor LGA, for his complicity in the kidnap of one Emmanuel Orji Ukah on 20th January, 2017.
“On that same day, Godsgift Isioma was arrested over his plan to kidnap one Dr. G.N Douglas,” the statement read.