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The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has arrested an unnamed person accused of extorting money from influential members of the public, claiming to represent Boko Haram.
Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC) Mr. Mike Omeri gave this information on Monday while briefing the press on efforts being made to locate the abducted Chibok secondary school girls and the general efforts to contain raging insurgency in parts of the country.
The suspect who is currently undergoing interrogation was masquerading as a representative of the Book Haram terrorists.
Omeri advised members of the public to be careful and watch out for shady characters in their areas and report them to security agents.
Omeri also appealed to the public to bear with some inconveniences which they may be subjected to in the efforts to crush raging insurgencies in the country.
“There is the need for understanding of the series and seeming measures and activities all over the country. Citizens are requested to cooperate with the operatives of security agencies despite the inconsistencies. The essence is to ensure the safety of all in the current atmosphere of terrorists’ threat. All actions taking by security agencies are not punitive or targeted at law-abiding citizens in any way. They are necessary step to safeguard and protect lives and properties.