The Department of State Services has said some members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect were making plans to join the army by applying in the next military recruitment scheme.
The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, made this assertion on Sunday in Abuja as he added two insurgents who specializes in the making of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs were arrested in Kano State.
According to him: “In response to the regrouping of Boko Haram elements in Kano State, the DSS in concert with the military, carried out coordinated operations in the state which led to the apprehension of two high profile members of the sect.
“They are Ibrahim Abubakar and Idris Audu (a.k.a. AYA). Audu is an IED specialist who was being groomed to penetrate security agencies in the country.
“Audu had already perfected plans to seek for recruitment into the next recruitment scheme of the Nigeria Army, before his arrest,” he said.
He added that the army’s sustained tactical and counter-terrorism operations were instrumental to the success recorded in the arrest.