DSS nabs alleged leaders of ND Avengers, Boko Haram
The Department of State Services ( DSS) has announced the arrested one Jones Abari, aka General Akotebe Darikoro, for playing a major role in the alleged fake plan to overthrow President Muhammad
Buhari by the military.
In a statement issued by Mr Tony Opuiyo, spokesperson of the DSS in Abuja on Saturday, July 23, 2016, the security organisation said Abari was
arrested in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on July 21.
Jones Abiri aka General Akotebe Opuiyo described the suspect as a leader of the Joint Revolutionary
Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force ( JNDLF) adding that the suspect had confessed to
other criminal activities which included a threat to launch missile attacks on selected targets in Abuja
and Aso Rock.
The DSS said the suspect further confessed to writing threat messages to the management of the Nigeria
Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) demanding for
N500 million and N250 million respectively.
The statement said the suspect also masterminded the vandalism of NAOC trunk line in Ogboinbiri,
Southern Ijaw as well as the bombing of SPDC oil pipeline. Parts of the statement from DSS reads:
DARIKORO, who operates under the nom-de-guerre “General-Kill and Bury”, has confessed and owned up to some criminal activities committed by the
JNDLF, which include: The vandalism of Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw LGA and bombing of oil pipeline belonging to
Shell Development Company (SPDC) at Brass creek on 8th July, 2016, all in Bayelsa State.
Threat messages to managements of NAOC and SPDC demanding for the payment of the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m), and Two Hundred
and Fifty Million Naira (N250m) respectively; Threat to launch missile attacks against selected targets in Abuja including the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock.
DARIKORO is also the mastermind of the recently circulated hoax of planned overthrow of President Muhammadu BUHARI, GCFR, by the military;. Similarly, on 21st July 2016, one Stephen MAMAYEBO aka OSCAR, a suspected militant was arrested at OMPADEC Primary School in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. MAMAYEBO was arrested in connection with the kidnap of an expatriate staff of Setraco Construction
Company and subsequent murder of two (2) soldiers, namely Garba UMAR/Sgt and Bashir KABIRU/Pte, along Ogbia- Nembe road on 5th April, 2016.
DSS Stephen MAMAYEBO aka OSCAR Furthermore, on 20th July, 2016, at Travelers Mosque, along Kaduna-Zaria Highway in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State, the trio of Ismaila SHUAIBU, Kabiru NASIRU and Inusa ABDULLAHI were arrested during a tactical raid by this
Service. The trio were members of a notorious kidnap gang which has been terrorizing innocent citizens along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, and other environs within Kaduna State.
On 22nd July, 2016, about 1730 hours, at Total Petrol Station, along Aba road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, one Chukwunyere Austin OKWAA was apprehended by the Service. OKWAA has been issuing death threats against the former Acting-Managing Director, NDDC, Ibim SEMENITARI (f).
In continuation of its fight against terrorism, on 21st July, 2016, this Service apprehended one Bulama Mohammed RAMAT aka Muhammad Bashir MUHAMMADU at Jabi Motor Park, in Utako, Abuja. Prior to his arrest, MUHAMMADU was planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and
its environs, in collaboration with other elements of an extremist cell of the Boko Haram group.
On 22nd June, 2016, a raid on suspected criminals/miscreants hide- outs behind Ado Bayero Quarters at
Naibawa area of Kumbotso LGA of Kano State, resulted in the recovery of one (1) AK-47 rifle with twenty-eight (28) rounds of live ammunition. Other items recovered during the operation are one
(1) Browning model pistol with two (2) rounds of live ammunition and a P5 pistol with ten (10) live rounds.
Also, on 22nd July, 2016, the Service apprehended one Saidu YAHAYA, durin