SSS Nabs Boko Haram's Suspected Explosives Supplier
The SSS in Kano has arrested a man suspected of supplying Boko Haram, the suspected Islamic terrorist sect, with explosives which they use for their deadly attacks.
The man, Ayuba Usman, was caught with 35 drums of explosive substances for use in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
According to Bassey Etteng who is the Kano State Director of the State Security Services the Suspected explosive supplier was arrested based on the statements made by terrorist suspects who had previously been arrested and interrogated.
the state director said “Based on the statement made by the high-profile suspect the service is dealing with, we were able to know that the suspect, Ayuba Usman, had been providing very combustible chemicals to the extremist group. These are the chemicals being used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs),”
He continued further, “he was arrested yesterday in Kano. He is the owner of all the substances found in his shop. These substances are controlled items.
“The suspects in custody were able to identify their main link, from whom they were getting the above materials in Kano. They mix this thing with fertiliser. This happened to be Ayuba Usman.
“He was not just picked up just because he was selling those materials, but those in custody also identified him, described him, where his shop is and that led us to arrest him.”