Two suspected commanders of the Islamic State in West Africa have been arrested by the Department of State Services in Kukkuntu village Gwgwalada, Abuja.

The names of the suspects are Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. This was exposed in a statement issued by an operative of the service.

Mr Tony Opuiyo on Thursday in Abuja said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after they were identified. He said before that arrest, a suspected member of the ISWA was also arrested at the Muda Lawal Market in Bauchi.

The statement also exposed that the suspects were almost concluding their plans to spread the ideals of the group around in the area in collaboration with the Boko Haram.

Also exposing more about their anti-terrorism fight, he stated that two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) experts, Adamu Hassan, and Abubakr Abubakar were arrested. Mohammed Saleh and Iliysau Abubakar; Boko Haram Members were also arrested on April 12 and 19 respectively at Gassol and Ardo Local Governmment Area of Taraba.

The Statement also contained different other arrests that has been done for a while now. Concluding the statement, Opuiyo stated that the service is poised to consolidate on the successes and create an atmosphere in which law abiding citizens will pursue their legitimate businesses. He also called on members of the public who have useful security information not to hesitate to volunteer same to the appropriate security agencies and formations.



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