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DSS, Army arrest ISWAP leader

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has announced the arrest of a leader of Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist group.

DHQ said the ISWAP leader was arrested by men of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services, DSS.

This was disclosed by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba.

A statement by Buba reads partly: “Troops are targeting the leadership of these groups to ensure they pose no further threat to the safety and security of citizens.

“Significantly, on 29 Nov 23, at Tarum Village located on the outside of Bauchi Metropolis in Bauchi State.

“Troops collaborated with personnel of DSS to conduct a sting operation that culminated in the arrest of the leader of ISWAP terrorist group in charge of North Central and North West Zones.

“He is in custody. Similarly, air interactions have been conducted on several enclaves of these terrorist leaders in the NW and NC zones with much success.”



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