The State Security Service, SSS, announced on Friday that it arrested suspected terrorists planning to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the Sallah celebration.
In a statement on Friday signed by Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said, “Two suspects, YusufAdamu and Abdumuminu Haladu, were apprehended by the domestic intelligence agency during the early hours of Friday in Sokoto.”
According to the statement, Adamu and his accomplice were to command the operation in Kano. “However, the Service had earlier arrested the facilitator of the Kano attack, an explosive expert by name Bashir Mohammed at Unguwar Barnawa, Shekar Madaki, Kumbatso LGA, Kano State on June 20.
Their plan, together with others now at large, was to assemble the explosives and use them on select targets during the Eid-el-Fitr Celebrations.”
However, the service assured Nigerians that the planned terrorist attacks in the states have been foiled by the agency. The agency said during the arrest of Mr. Mohammed in Kumbotso, Kano, a search was conducted at his residence where it recovered “Eight (8) AK-47 rifles, Twenty (20) fully loaded AK-A7 magazines, Twenty-seven (27) handgrenades, Seven hundred and ninety-three (793) rounds of live ammunition.”
One gas cylinder, three laptops, one mobile phone, a motorcycle, a car, and a printer were also recovered.