A suspected Boko Haram leader has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ogun State.
It is gathered that he was arrested on Saturday night at Ijaye area of the metropolis.
This comes amid reports that terrorists are planning to attack some States in the South West
The said Boko Haram leader had reportedly left Katsina for Abeokuta, where he was employed as a security guard, and had since allegedly been gathering intelligence for terrorist attacks.
Security sources hinted that the man was purposely in Abeokuta to set up terrorists’ cells for kidnapping and terror attacks.
He was said to have done the same in Abuja, Kaduna and Zamfara before he moved to Abeokuta.
“However, intelligence gathering gave him out and he was promptly apprehended before he succeeded in Abeokuta,” a source said, adding that there are still many of them being monitored.
It was learnt that the Boko Haram commander is still in the custody of the DSS.
When contacted, spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, neither denied nor confirmed the arrest.
“No comment,” he simply replied to an enquiry.