Boko Haram spiritual leader, others arrested by DSS

The spiritual leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, some other members and other criminals has been arrested by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria.The arrests were part of successes recorded in the ongoing tactical and counter-terrorism operations to degrade the capabilities of criminal gangs and syndicates in their hideouts across the Nigeria.

A statement by the DSS said Mudaisiru Jibrin, also known as Namakele Alarama, suspected to be the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram was arrested on July 17 at Sauna quarters, Yankaba area in Kano State.

The DSS said Jibrin was the spiritual leader to a newly uncovered Boko Haram cell in Kano.

“Preliminary investigation so far conducted revealed that he was also the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School (GSS), Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013,” the service stated.


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