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BREAKING! After Terror Alerts, DSS Operatives Storm Abuja Estate, Arrest Suspected Terrorists

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Unspecified number of persons have been arrested in an estate in Abuja after terror alerts were raised by both the United Kingdom and the United States embassies in Nigeria, reports say.

One of the reports indicates the arrest was made by the agents of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), with the assistance of United States special forces.

According to a report by, unconfirmed sources indicated that the DSS swooped on suspected terrorists in the early hours of Thursday and arrested two individuals at the Trademore Estate in Lugbe, Abuja.

The online news portal reports that the arrest was believed to be connected to the recent security alert by the United States of America (USA) concerning an impending terror attacks being planned by terrorist group to be unleashed in Abuja and environs.

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The identities of the suspects are unknown at press time.

According to the, efforts to reach the spokesman of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya for confirmation of the development proved abortive as he did not respond.

According to another report by TheCable, Mr. Adewale Adenaike, the chairman of Phase 3, Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, narrated how officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) and some American soldiers arrested a suspected terrorist in his community.

Adenaike said the security operatives closed down the estate gates on Monday to vehicular movements.

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The community chairman said he was informed by the officers that they were after a member of the community who is suspected of “terrorist activities”.

At the end of the operation, he confirmed that the operatives drove away with suspects occupying a boys quarters of a duplex, where a family lives.

“As I was approaching the gate to my own street, the heavily masked DSS guys stopped me from going, and I told them I can’t stop because people are calling me for information so they will need to tell me why you are here, and that was how I got to know the alleged terrorist activity.

“And because they were DSS and with the American army I had nothing to say, I just said okay, they had to do what they had to do, and when they finished what they were doing, all we saw was to see them drive away with a couple of people from the estate.

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“As I speak to you I do not have details of what happened, I don’t know what happened. There has been a lot of insinuation and rumour. I am not a rumour monger, therefore, I refuse to escalate the rumour I have been hearing”, the cautious chairman of the community told TheCable.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had recently downgraded the terror alerts by foreign embassies in the country, an attitude which the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) condemned in a statement, saying that the minister lied.

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