The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a suspected Boko Haram leader in Ogun State.
A private radio in Abeokuta broke the news on Sunday afternoon which created panic among the residents of the state.
The suspected Boko Haram leader was arrested at Ijaye area of Abeokuta.
Multiple sources said the suspect initially put up a resistance before bowing to the superior power of DSS operatives.
This news medium learnt that he moved to Abeokuta to set up terrorists’ cell for kidnapping and terror attacks.
The development is being fueled by the alleged plans to attack some states in the South-West by suspected terrorists.
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Since 2009, Boko Haram has launched an uprising in northeast Nigeria. Its attacks have spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a military response. The group has also become splintered, with one faction pledging allegiance to ISIL (ISIS).
About 350,000 people have been killed and three million civilians displaced in more than a decade of fighting in the country, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria.