DSS uncovers plans by IPOB members, others, to bomb Computer Village Lagos, attack worship centres, parks

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The Department of State Security DSS released a
statement yesterday stating that it has arrested a
member of the Indigenous People of Biafra,
Onwudiwe Chidiebere a graduate of Mechanical
and Chemical Engineering who is
allegedly working with other members of the
IPOB and some foreigners to plan a bomb attack
on Nigeria’s largest computer market, the
Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos. The
statement added that two suspected members of
the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) linked to
Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) have also
been arrested for planning the assassination of a
Kaduna-based military officer and the bombing of
oil and gas pipelines.The statement reads:
“On 7th June, 2016, one Kabiru SHUAIBU, the
ring-leader of a kidnap gang, comprising his
accomplices namely: Haruna SALEH, Tukur
SHUAIBU and Abdulmumuni ADAMUNA, were
arrested by the Service along Murtala
Muhhamad Bridge, along Lokoja-Abuja
Highway, in Lokoja, Kogi State. The suspects
were part of a criminal gang which has been
terrorizing innocent citizens in the Northern
region of the Federation.
During their arrest, a locally-made pistol, seven
cartridges, 14 mobile phones and N615,000
were recovered on them. On 8th June, 2016,
one Reuben Akinbehinje aka Chairman, the
ring-leader of a notorious kidnap syndicate,
was arrested by this Service in Akure, Ondo
State, along with five (5) other members of his
gang namely; John Imoleayo Uche, Seun
Lajuwon, Seun Iseoluwa Akintayo, Lateef
Fayemi Hammed and Saheed Oyewo.
The Akinbehinje gang has been the brain
behind the kidnap of two Catholic nuns in the
State and other criminalities such as armed
robbery, hijack and diversion of fuel tankers
and cult-related activities in Ondo, Oyo, Osun,
Lagos and Kwara States. Similarly, on 12th
June, 2016, this Service arrested one Ifeanyi
Michael Onyike, a suspected kidnap kingpin at
D-line, Port Harcourt in Rivers State. Onyike
was involved in the kidnap of Ebere Chinda,
wife to Igo Chinda, the Personal Assistant (PA)
to the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
Further to this tactical offensive, on 25h June,
2016, in one of the North-Western States, one
Sani Abdullahi, and his three accomplices,
namely Rufai Tukur Abdullahi, Najeeb Abubakar
and Abdullahi Ahmed, were apprehended by
this Service. The group has concluded
arrangements to embark on serial kidnap of
high-value targets in Katsina State, before their
This gang has hitherto been terrorizing the
North-Western States of Kano, Katsina, Kebbi
and Zamfara. In a bid to stem the activities of
vandals in the Niger Delta, this Service effected
the arrest of Selky Kile TORUGHEDI, on 17th
June, 2016, in Calabar, Cross River State.
Toruchedi is an ex-militant and suspected
member of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA),
and was arrested for planning to assassinate
one MB.Yahaya a serving military officer.
Toruchedi, who is a close associate of
Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), had
already conducted surveillance at the residence
of Yahaya in Kaduna, preparatory to his plot
when he was intercepted.
He is also fingered as a sponsor of pipeline
vandalism in some States in the South-South
region. Suspect is currently assisting the
Service, with critical leads. In a related
operation, this Service arrested one Christian
Oluba aka Sensor, another suspected militant
with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
Sensorwas arrested while perfecting plans to
carry out explosive attacks on critical oil and
gas pipelines, including critical storage points.
Meanwhile, sequel to increasing threat posed
to public peace by the activities of the
Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), this
Service arrested one Chidiebere Onwudiwe, a
graduate of Mechanical and Chemical
Engineering and known member of IPOB, on
22ndJune, 2016. Onwudiwe and his associates
within and outside the country, were planning
to carry out coordinated attacks against
religious bodies/edifices, Police-Check Points
and the computer village in Ikeja, Lagos State,
with Improvised Explosive devices (IEDS).
The suspect was apprehended while making
logistics supplies for their nefarious plan. In
another development, on 19th June, 2016, at
Langtang North LGA in Plateau State, this
Service in liaison with the military and Police,
arrested one Nanpon Sambs (aka Yabam), an
illegal arms dealer. SAMBS is a member of a
notorious black market arms syndicate led by
one Peter Nehemia (aka Adagyo) which
operates in the State. A Rocket Propelled
Grenade (RPG) launcher and circuit charger
were recovered from a Toyota Highlander SUV
belonging to the suspect”.

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