of State
Services, DSS, has arrested one
Garba Abubakar, who allegedly
makes guns for the Boko Haram
sect in Jos. Abubakar also runs
errands for the sect, the service
announced yesterday
Abubakar was arrested in
Jos, the Plateau State capital,
on Wednesday, March 2,
2016, during a special tactical
operation by the Service.
A statement by the DSS’
spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, said
that the arrest was in line with
the Service’s statutory mandate,
and avowed commitment to
national security.
It described Abubakar, who
is an engineer, as “a major gun
fabricator, arms-runner and a
covert linkman/courier for the
Boko Haram group.”
According to Opuiyo, two
pistols, 80 rounds of live
ammunition and several
sensitive documents were
recovered from him during the
He added that in a bid
to employ propaganda to
manipulate the international
community against the efforts of
the Federal Government in the
ongoing war against terror in the
North-West region, the suspect
had approached a foreign
mission in Nigeria for logistics
boko=haramand 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,” the statement
read, even as it added that the
secret police apprehended other
suspected associates of the
gun-runner in furtherance of
exploited leads.
Those listed were Umar Khalil
Muhammed and Mohammed
Yakubu Tahir, aka Mallam
Yaro, who he said were also
apprehended March 2.
Opuiyo said that Muhammed
was arrested at Layin Oscar
in Jos South LGA, while Tahir
was apprehended 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,” he stated.
In strengthening its counter-
terrorism strategy, the DSS
spokesman said that the Service
also arrested one Armaya’u
Yakubu a.k.a Ali Tekwando,
Yakubu Sule and Usman
Ibrahim on 3rd March, 2016, at
Hayin Danmani area in Kaduna
He alleged that the three men
were members of an extremist
cell under the coordination of
Yakubu, with affiliation to the
proscribed extremist group,

Opuiyo further alleged that
the three suspects had been
perfecting plans to travel to
Sudan, for terrorist training with
other radical elements of the
He reiterated the resolve
of the Service to sustain the
fight against organized vices
and criminalities by terrorists,
kidnappers, fraudsters and other
deviant elements in the country.
The DSS spokesman then
urged law abiding Nigerians,
and indeed everyone residing
in the country, to continue
to support law enforcement/
security agencies, with proactive
and actionable intelligence, for
the sustenance of peace, law and