A major gun fabricator for the Boko Haram sect, Musa Garba Abubakar has been arrested by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The suspect, alias Muhadis Musa Bin HADDAD, was arrested in Jos, on March 2, 2016.
DSS spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, in a statement on Saturday, said Abubakar, is also an arms-runner and a covert linkman/courier for the Boko Haram group.
He said during his arrest, 2 pistols, 80 rounds of live ammunition and several sensitive documents were recovered from him.
Opuiyo stated further, “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, 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.
“In furtherance of exploited leads, this Service apprehended other suspected associates of the gun-runner, namely: Umar Khalil MUHAMMED and Mohammed Yakubu TAHIR aka Mallam YARO, on 2nd March, 2016. 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 3rd March, 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.”
Opuiyo assured that the Service would sustain the fight against organized vices and criminalities by terrorists, kidnappers, fraudsters and other deviant elements in the Country.
He therefore, enjoined law abiding Nigerians and indeed, all residents to continue to support law enforcement/security agencies, with proactive and actionable intelligence, for the sustenance of peace, law and order.