Marshall Olaleye



It was the end of the road for a suspected Boko Haram leader name (withheld) who was arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in the suburb of Abeokuta, Ogun State,  on Sunday evening.



The suspected Boko Haram leader was said to have been  arrested at Ijaye area of Abeokuta.



Newstoday gathered that the suspect initially put up a resistance before bowing to the superior power of DSS operatives.



The operation was carried out late Sunday evening.

A source revealed that the suspected terrorist reportedly arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina, took up security job at Ijaye, while gathering intelligence for terrorist attacks.


Security source said he moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorists’ cell for kidnapping and terror attacks.


The Security operatives stormed his hideout and picked him up.

“It was not an easy ride. Intelligence and the grace of God were sufficient for the operatives. There are still many of them around, but we are on top of our game,” the source said.

It was gathered that suspect is still in the DSS custody.

The development comes amid the reports of the the alleged plan of terrorists to attack some states in the South West.


When contacted, the DSS Spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, neither denied nor confirmed the arrest, as he simply replied our enquiry with “No comment,”

The Police Public Relations Officers in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was not aware of any arrest.