There has been anxiety in the capital of Ogun state, Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun state on Sunday after the reported arrest of a suspected Boko haram leader.
Reports were made by a private radio station in Abeokuta on Sunday afternoon which created panic among the residents of the state.
The suspect reportedly arrived in Abeokuta from Katsina state and took up a security job at Ijaye to gather intelligence for planned terrorist attacks.
The suspect was said to have moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorist cells for kidnapping and terror attacks.
After intelligence gathering, the Department of State Service DSS reportedly raided his hideout and arrested him. The suspect is currently said to be in DSS custody.
“It was not an easy ride. Intelligence and the grace of God were sufficient for the operatives. There are still many of them around, but we are on top of our game,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
When TheCable reached out to Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, on Monday via a text message, he responded: “I have no comment to make please”.
An audio of the newscast went viral across social media platforms in the state on Sunday.
The development is being fueled by the alleged plans to attack some states in the South-West by suspected terrorists.
However, according to The Cable the suspected Boko Haram leader was arrested a few days ago in the Ijaye area of Abeokuta.
The source said the suspect initially put up a resistance before bowing to the superior power of the DSS operatives.