Following the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram leader, there is unrest in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
The alleged terrorist was detained Saturday night in Ogun State by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS), according to DAILY POST.
The majority of Abeokuta inhabitants are currently in a panicked state as word of the arrest spread throughout the State capital.
This news coincides with rumors that terrorists are preparing to target a few South West states.
A trustworthy source informed our correspondent on Sunday that the alleged Boko Haram leader had been detained in the city’s Ijaye neighborhood.
According to reports, the alleged terrorist initially made an effort to elude capture but eventually submitted to the might of the DSS agents.
According to information obtained, the Boko Haram leader relocated from Katsina to Abeokuta, where he worked as a security guard.
But since then, he had been accumulating information for terrorist attacks.
According to security officials, the individual was in Abeokuta on purpose to establish up terrorist cells for kidnapping and terrorist activities.
Before moving to Abeokuta, he is alleged to have carried out similar actions in Abuja, Kaduna, and Zamfara.
“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.
Contacted, the spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, neither denied nor confirmed the arrest.
Replying to a message sent to him, he said, “No comment.”
Also, the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command was yet to be informed of the arrest.