SSS Arrests Terrorists Gathering Information on Prominent Abuja Hotels
The State Security Services (SSS) on Wednesday in Abuja paraded three persons suspected to be terrorists who engage in espionage activities for foreign terrorist organisations.
Parading the suspects, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Service, Marilyn Ogar said the service stepped up measures to curtail the spread of terrorist activities and its impact on the peace and stability of Nigeria through sustained covert operations on suspected terrorists.
The suspects, Abdullahi Berende, Sulaiman Saka and Saheed Adewumi who claimed to be working for some Iranian handlers were arrested while trying to gather intelligence on public places and prominent hotels frequented by Americans and Israelis to facilitate attacks.
Ms Ogar said the leader of the team, Mr Berende was asked by his sponsors to establish a small business in Lagos, using that as a cover for his activities.
The three suspected terrorists will soon be charged to court according to Marilyn Ogar.