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Five Arrested as Nigerian Security Forces prevent ISIS-linked Boko Haram attack on U.S, UK Embassies

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Department of State Security Services say they have foiled a plot by ISIS-linked Boko Haram militants to bomb the British High Commission and US Embassy in Abuja.

The Department of State Services announced that it had arrested five suspects who were planning attacks.

A DSS official said a suspected Boko Haram member who was arrested on March 22, in north-eastern Yobe state, confessed details of the plot, leading to the arrest of five people.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, the secret police said it prevented the “fatal attacks between the 25th and 26th March, 2017, halting the malevolent gangs based in Benue State and the FCT, from striking.”

Opuiyo disclosed the identity of those arrested to include, “Isa JIBRIL, Jibril JIBRIL, Abu Omale JIBRIL, Halidu SULE and Amhodu SALIFU.”

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