By EMMANUEL UDOM
From all indications, operatives of the state security service, SSS are more than determined to hit the final nail that could crush the Boko Haram sect for life in Nigeria
Yes, some persons suspected to be members of the dreaded set bombed a catholic church in Kaduna Sunday, killing no fewer than 15 persons and injuring about a hundred.
Reports monitored in the media showed that most of the persons hit by the Boko Haram blasts were children. If these reports, credited to some media outfits are anything to go bye, then it is obvious that the sect could die sooner than expected.
Cheery news has hit the media today. SSS operatives have invited Senator Ali Modu Sherriff, the immediate past governor of Bornu state for questioning.
I am neither an SSS operative nor its agent, but I strongly feel the government secret agency must be commended, even as members of the Boko Haram sect are still threatening to heat-up Nigeria and possibly rubbish the President Goodluck Jonathan-led regime. They will not succeed in Jesus Name, AMEN
For about a year, this group has held the nation by the jugular, bombing, killing, maiming and destroying with reckless abandon. As at the last count, more than 1000 on the average had been killed by the sect whose mission is ambiguous.
So, with the plan to drill Modu Sheriff, over the arrest of one of the field commanders of the Islamic sect, let us for ones commend the agency for doing a good job.
The unnamed commander, according to SSS was arrested in one of the many houses belonging to the former governor.
An alert sent to an Allvoices reporter Monday afternoon by SSS stated that the ex-governor had earlier been quizzed by the SSS on Boko Haram-related activities before the latest development in which a serving senator from the state.
Senator Ahmed Zanna told security operatives that the suspected Boko Haram chieftain was not arrested inside his house as alleged, but right inside the house of the former governor, it said
“We have listened to Senator Zanna’s own side of the case and that of the arrested suspect. The next step now is to invite the former governor to also listen to his own side of the matter, which is normal.
“We cannot jump into any conclusion just like that, so we are inviting him for clarification. That is the position for now,’’ a top security source told the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja Sunday.
The source, who hinted that the service had been able to get some useful information on the activities of the sect from the arrested kingpin, said the SSS had been on the trail of the former governor since the arrest was made and the information given by Senator Zanna.
“We are on course; there will be no sacred cow. Once you are mentioned, we will invite you. You know when Senator Zanna’s name was mentioned, our boss invited him through a text message, we were not even aware of the invitation,” the source said.
This is coming just as it was learnt that prominent citizens from the northern part of the country stayed away from the region during the just-concluded sallah celebration for fear of attack.
It was gathered that many people resolved to either stayed put in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna, Ibadan or relocate to Dubai for the sallah celebration, while a few others went for hajj.