The Department of State Services (DSS) has disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists at the Nnmadi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to a statement by Tony Opuiyo of the Public Relations Unit of the Service, the disruption on August 24, 2015 was carried out by the DSS in liaison with Aviation Security at the airport.
He said a 14-year-old arrested confessed that he was planted by one Boko Haram terrorist who is now at large to gather information and pass same to him.
“In the process, a fourteen (14) year old Sulaiymon ABDULRAMAN (a.k.a Sunday AJAYI), of Kogi State was apprehended. ABDULRAMAN has disclosed among others that he infiltrated the airport with the assistance of one Dauda SADIQ (a.k.a PETER) who is presently at large.
“ABDULRAMAN further revealed that Dauda SADIQ directed him to spy on the installation and pass to him information in respect of travelers’ movement including passenger screening, boarding procedures and other processes in the departure and arrival halls.
“With this knowledge, the Service is working closely with major Aviation stakeholders especially the Aviation Security Department to forestall any possible attack and to ensure adequate security at the airports. This is aside other measures which have been put in place to ensure protection of lives and property across the country,” Opuiyo stated.
The DSS therefore, enjoined members of the public to remain vigilant and patriotic by being security conscious at all times.
Also, “the public is urged to report all issues and persons of suspicion to the nearest security agency. The public is further enjoined to assist with information that could be useful in stamping out insecurity with a view to making Nigeria safe,” the statement reads further.