The Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Tuesday disclosed that it has arrested fleeing Boko Haram members in Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos State, a Commander of the sect in Okene, Kogi State and two kingpins in Nasarawa State.
The DSS in a statement by Tony Opuiyo said the Boko Haram terrorists were apprehended today 10th January after fleeing their locations in the North East as a result of the ongoing military operations to smoke them out.
The service gave the names of the arrested Boko Haram members as Fanayi Bukar Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar, and Amina Abubakar.
It also confirmed the arrest of the leader of the Boko Haram sect in Okene, Abdullahi Mohammed aka Huja, who the service said had been responsible for the coordination of Boko Haram activities in Okene axis of Kogi State.
Meanwhile, security sources said the DSS has picked up two people suspected to be members of Boko Haram in Nasarawa State.
The arrests which are the latest arrest of Boko Haram insurgents since the military took their Sambisa Forest stronghold last month has continued with others recorded in Kano and Abuja.
Security observers have alerted that following the military’s capture of Sambisa, many Boko Haram escapees have fled into hiding elsewhere.