Four suspected informants believed to be leaking information to terrorists about troops’ locations and movements around the outskirts of Abuja have been arrested and currently in the custody of a security agency, a top security source has said.
An intelligence operative told PRNigeria that the suspects were arrested with sophisticated equipment including Walkie-Talkies, revolver, knives, amulets, and old Chinese made phones that do not use data.
The source, who was part of the raid that led to the arrest of the informants, said discreet investigations were ongoing to confirm their leaders and financiers…Continue Reading
“Activities of the terrorist-collaborators were responsible for the recent attacks on Guards Brigade soldiers in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and a military check point at Zuba, a border town between Abuja and Niger state on Abuja-Kaduna highway,” the source added.
The medium further gathered that “the suspects are currently being interrogated to determine if they are working for terrorist groups or armed bandits or other elements with ulterior motives.
“I can authoritatively inform you that, while the military has deliberately refused to provide updates since the attack on Kuje Prison, to last attacks on troops at the Bwari and Zuma Rock axis, the joint security task force has so far killed more than 70 armed criminals, including dangerous Kuje prison escapees and terrorists.”
Meanwhile, Blueprint gathered that the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is also coordinating a discreet intelligence operation aimed at providing new clues and traces of groups behind recent attacks on security personnel and formations.
Monarch arrested in Kogi
In a related development, a top class monarch in Kogi state has been suspended by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, following his investigation and consequent arrest over alleged security breach.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu, who announced this in a statement Sunday, gave the name of the embattled monarch as the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, HRH Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja.
He said the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Barrister Ozigi Salami, was directed to suspend the first class traditional ruler with immediate effect while the chairman of Ajaokuta local government council, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried and should reply within 24 hours over the breach of security in the area.
The statement said the suspension was in connection with the Saturday security breach in Ajaokuta local government area which led to the untimely deaths of some security personnel on duty.
In the statement, Governor Bello further warned “other traditional rulers across the state who may have connection in one way or the other with criminal elements in their domains to desist or face the wrath of the law.”
The statement also directed that “unofficial movement of the local government council chairmen out of their areas without due process should stop henceforth.”
Efforts by one of our correspondents to get a reaction from the state police command was futile as the command’s image maker could not return all calls made to him.
However, a relation of the monarch who spoke to Blueprint under anonymity confirmed that the monarch was arrested by some policemen at Adogo, the headquarters of Ajaokuta local government area around 12pm Sunday and moved to Lokoja.
He would not however know the reason for the arrest.