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    Saturday, 23 November 2013

    SSS track down 5 Islamic terrorists in Kogi

                                        By EMMANUEL UDOM  
    Operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) in Nigeria have done it again. They have tracked down five suspected Boko Haram members in Kogi State, south-central Nigeria.
     Channels TV, identified the suspects as: Muhammad Nazeef, Umar Musa, Mustapha Yusuf, Ismaila Abdulazez, and Ibrahim Isah.
    These suspects, according to the report are from Kogi state and attend  Islamic schools in the state.
    Parts of the report read:  cell's alleged spiritual leader, Muhammad Nazeef, was arrested in Jos in Plateau state.
    However, the  other four were arrested in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Nazeef is a lecturer in the Department for Islamic Studies at Kogi State University who was educated at Saudi Arabia's Islamic University of Medina. He denied involvement in the suspected terror cell:
    I have never met these people, never in my life. But I know this man (pointing at Mr. Musa). I used to see him in some Islamic activities; I even have one of my messages. He attended twice and I stopped seeing him when I (went) against Boko Haram.
    The other four prisoners maintain that Mr. Nazeef is their cell leader.
    The discovery of the Boko Haram cell is noteworthy because Kogi, like most of southern Nigeria, has so far been spared the brunt of the Boko Haram insurgency.
    The terror group's activities to date have mainly been focused in the under-governed north. In the northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, the government recently extended emergency rule.
    Yet Boko Haram is more than capable of attacking farther south, as the terror group showed in August 2011 when a suicide bomber attacked the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores more.

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