30 March 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Suspect Battles DSS in Abuja

Abuja — An attempt by a Boko Haram suspect in detention at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS), in Abuja to disarm a security operative on Sunday morning led to heavy shooting from within the heavily fortified premises that sent panic waves within the federal Capital territory.

Several security sources in Abuja told Vanguard the incidence did not pose any challenge to the security of the federal Capital but it was a reaction by the security operatives to send a message that they were ready to confront any threat.

The Department of State Services (DSS), headquarters is less than one hundred metres from the Presidential Villa.

According to a high ranking security official, a Boko Haram suspect in detention at the SSS headquarters attempted to disarm a security operative sunday Morning when they were being served breakfast.

"Of course our men are trained to expect such scenario and the attempt was effectively neutralized. As a precaution and to send a strong message, our boys released some shots to indicate that they were ready to confront any eventuality. There is no cause for alarm and there is no threat to the peace of Abuja" the source who declined to be named told Vanguard.

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