A Federal High Court judge has ordered the DSS to relinquish the custody of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The presiding judge, Justice James Tsoho during the hearing ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be taken to prison instead of being kept in custody of the DSS overruling the request by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Mohammed Diri, for the continued incarceration of Kanu by the DSS.
The Officials of the Department of State Security, today invited the former deputy governorship candidate to late Prince Audu Abubakar, James Faleke for questioning.
The invitation according to sources is a security measure by the DSS to checkmate any possible breakdown of law and order during the January 27th inauguration of the governor-elect of the state Yahaya Bello.
Also invited to the DSS office is the son of late Prince Audu Abubakar, Mohammed Audu.
The Charges filed by the Department of State Security against the director of Biafra Radio, Nnamdi Kanu at the Chief Magistrate Court Abuja has been dropped.
Shuaibu Usman, the magistrate of the Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, this morning discharged Kanu and struck out the case filed against him after the Federal government through its agent, the Department of State Services (DSS), approached the court to withdraw the case so that a higher court, which has jurisdiction to entertain charges bordering on terrorism, can take over.
Department of State Security ‘Service’ (DSS) has warned of impeding terror attacks in Abuja through a memo by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) about possible Boko Haram attacks.
Copies of the letter titled: “Forwarding of Intelligence” which was addressed to the National Presidents of Jaamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the General Manager of the Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML) were sent to several people in Abuja Friday night/early Saturday morning.
The letter reads:
“Intelligence reaching this office revealed that insurgents are planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory.
“Their main targets are worship centres and markets with the use of young girls as members of groups to carry out their planned attacks.
“It is in view of the foregoing, I am directed to inform you to communicate the content of this letter to all mosques, churches and markets across the FCT for extra-vigilance, particularly unknown persons dressing as aid workers loitering around the worship areas and markets.
“The Nigerian Police had made available, contact numbers to report any suspicious persons or movement. These are: 09063872207, 09053872208 and 09053872209.
“Please give the content of this letter the widest and fastest circulation to enable our worshippers to be vigilant and curb the menace of insurgency in the territory and beyond,”Alhaji Adamu Gwari, the Deputy Director of Federal Capital Territory Authority’s Security Services Department said the letter was “based on intelligence that the Boko Haram sect have new methods of operation.
“We are informing members of the public that the method of the operation is based on intelligence received that they would be targeting worship places and markets.
“So, we decided to inform the most important bodies, that is, the two religious bodies and the General Manager of Abuja Market Management Limited so that they can give the content of the letter the widest circulation.
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the Department of State Security to allow former National Security Adviser NSA Sambo Dasuki travel for medical checkup.
The presiding judge in today’s hearing, Justice Ademola Adeniyi ordered the Attorney General to appear before it on Monday Nov. 16th to explain why the court order granting Dasuki permission to travel out for medical attention is being flouted.
Dasuki had filed a Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit against the Federal government after DSS officials prevented him from travelling out on November 4th despite a court injunction permitting him to do so.
A former spokesperson for the Department of State Security, Marilyn Ogar, has been compulsorily retired from the agency effective from yesterday September 2nd. According to reports, Ogar alongside some other top executives were handed a letter of retirement.
The Department of Security Service has arrested 21 alleged commanders and front-line members of the Boko Haram terrorist group including the group’s suicide bomb attacks coordinator. A statement signed by Mr Tony Opuiyo, DSS spokesperson, states that the sect members were arrested in different parts of the country from July 8th to August 25th.
“They include those allegedly responsible for the coordination and execution of the suicide attacks in Potiskum, Kano, Zaria and Jos who were arrested on July 8 in Gombe State. Usman Shuaibu a.k.a money, said to be the co-ordinator of the suicide attacks, Ahmed Mohammed also known as Abubakar, an Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert, who is said to have prepared the IEDs for the attacks. Others are Adamu Abdullahi, Ibrahim Isa, who allegedly carried out reconnaissance on targets in the Jos attacks, and Mutaqqa Yusuf who is said to have assisted Usman Shuaibu in planning and executing the attacks. Shaibu and his group were intercepted on their way to Bauchi State, where they had planned to execute another bomb attack”
12 other suspects are said to have been arrested in Lagos State, while three were apprehended in Enugu, Gombe and Kano States.