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Islamic State How DSS stopped IS attacks in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano

The DSS said the plot was masterminded by the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) terrorists.

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it foiled a plan by some suspected terrorists to bomb the Federal Capital Territory and other six states during last week’s Eid-Kabir celebration.
The DSS said the plot was masterminded by the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) terrorists.
The spokesperson for the security agency, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, September 9.
Opuiyo listed the targeted states as Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Bauchi, Yobe and Borno.
He named the mastermind of the plan as Husseini Mai-Tangaran.
Mai-Tangaran is said to be a well known senior ISWA commander, who has been on the DSS and Army watchlist since 2012.
The suspect terrorist is believed to have led armed attacks on the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone I and other places in Kano.
He was also said to be responsible for the deadly explosive attacks against worshippers at the Kano Central Mosque as well as an attack on a military formation in Yobe State in 2015, which claimed many of lives.
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Opuiyo said that the suspect was arrested in Kano on August 31, adding that one Abdulkadir Mohammed was also arrested on September 2, at Kantin Kwari Market, Fagge, Kano.
Opuiyo said, “Mohammed was a fighter of the sect who left the conclave of the group in the Sambisa forest, to join ranks with Ismaila towards carrying out the attacks being planned by the group.
“Also, another accomplice in the plot, one Muhammad Ali was arrested on September 3, at Sheka area in Kumbotso area of the state.
“Prior to his arrest, Ali was the financial courier of the group in Kano. He was one of the conduits through which funds and other material logistics were channeled to the group from foreign extremist elements/sponsors.
“Like Abdulkadir Mohammed, Ali was involved in the plot to perpetrate the planned attacks in Kano and other states in the North during the just concluded Eid-Kabir celebration.”


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