DSS Arrests Boko Haram Arms Manufacturer, Gun Runner
Three men with suspected link to the terror sect, Boko Haram, are now being interrogated by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly manufacturing arms for the insurgents and for seeking a foreign embassy’s help to fight terrorist activities in Nigeria.
Also in the custody of the agency are three other men suspected to be members of Ansaru, another terror sect.
The Ansaru members were said to be working on plans for terrorist training in Sudan when they were picked up.
Musa Garba Abubakar alias Muhadis Musa Bin Haddad, according to the DSS had approached an unnamed foreign mission for strategic help but turned out to be a gun fabricator.
He was arrested in Jos on Wednesday.
Found in his possession, according to DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, were two pistols, 80 rounds of live ammunition and several sensitive documents.
Opuiyo said: “in a bid to employ propaganda to manipulate the international community against the efforts of the Federal Government, in the on-going war against terror in the North-West region, Musa had approached a foreign mission in Nigeria for logistics and financial support to fight the Boko Haram.
“However, unknown to the mission, he is actually an unauthorized gun-maker/runner with intent for mischief and communal strife in the North Central region.”
Musa and two of his associates Umar Khalil Muhammed and Mohammed Yakubu Tahir aka Mallam Yaro allegedly sell guns to criminals in the North-Central geopolitical zone.
The DSS said:”Muhammed was arrested at Layin Oscar in Jos South LGA, while Tahir was picked up at Mista Ali area, along Jos-Zaria road in Bassa LGA; the duo are accomplices and active marketers of Abubakar and his products to criminal elements in the North-Central region of the country.
“In strengthening its counter-terrorism strategy, the Service also arrested one Armaya’u Yakubu aka Ali Tekwando, Yakubu Sule and Usman Ibrahim on March 3, 2016, at Hayin Danmani area in Kaduna metropolis.
“The trio were members of an extremist cell under the coordination of Yakubu, with affiliation to the proscribed extremist group, ANSARU and have been perfecting plans to travel to Sudan, for terrorist training with other radical elements of the group.”