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30 Boko Haram Detainees Freed During Attack Targeted At DSS Office In Kogi



Fresh details about last Friday night attack on the Directorate of State Services office in Kogi State indicates that the gunmen who invaded the office were members of the militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram.

The Punch newspaper is reporting that the attackers freed 30 members of the sect who were being detained at the facility.

Four people including a policeman were killed during the attack

The attackers were eventually beaten back by a combined team of police and soldiers but not before they freed at least 30 other sect members being detained in cells within the office.

The DSS has deployed operatives from its Abuja headquarters to Lokoja, Kogi State to hunt down Boko Haram suspects that escaped from its detention facility in the state.

A DSS source said, “The service is yet to ascertain the exact number of terror suspects that escaped during the attack, but the headquarters is expecting a full briefing on the incident, including the number of escaped suspects, number of dead or wounded personnel, number of re-arrested suspects and a detailed explanation of how the facility was attacked.

“A probe into the security breach has been initiated by the service headquarters and a squad has been dispatched to the state to help in re-arresting the fleeing insurgents; we expect recapture of some of the suspects within 24 hours.”

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