The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday said it has arrested the “spiritual leader at a Boko Haram cell in Kano”, with other insurgents plotting to carry out attacks in some states soon.

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A statement signed on Monday by Tony Opuiyo, its agent, said the secret police also disclosed that it rounded up some members of kidnapping gangs in Benue, Akwa Ibom and Calabar states.

The statement reads in part, “Following threat messages against some members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja and Lagos, this service responded and subsequently apprehended one Aikhoje Moses, on 19 August 2016, at Azagha by-pass off the Benin-Asaba expressway in Edo state. Before his arrest, Moses had threatened the diplomatic community in Nigeria, particularly the consular-generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their embassies in Nigeria, warning them to leave the country.”

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