Department of State Services ( DSS)
at the weekend  arrested one Jones Abari,
aka Gen. Akotebe Darikoro, for the alleged mastermind of a hoaxed plan to
overthrow President Muhammad Buhari by the military. A statement issued by an
official of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo in Abuja on Saturday said Abari was
arrested in Yenagoa on July 21. Opuiyo described the suspect as the leader of
the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (
JNDLF). He said that Abari had confessed to other criminal activities which
included a threat to launch missile attacks on selected targets in Abuja and
Aso Rock. Others include writing threat messages to the management of the
Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and the Shell Petroleum Development Company
(SPDC) demanding for N500 million and N250 million.He said that the suspect
also masterminded the vandalism of NAOC trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw
and bombing of SPDC oil pipeline. In another related development, the DSS said
it had arrested a suspected terrorist, Bulama Ramat, at the Jabi Motor Park,
FCT on July  He said that prior to his arrest;
Ramat was planning to attack the Federal Capital Territory and its environs in
collaboration with other elements of an extremist cell of the Boko Haram group.
Opuiyo said that the service also made other arrests within the month of July
in Enugu, Ondo, Jos, Kaduna, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and Kano states. The
service urged all citizens and residents to remain vigilant and report all
suspicious persons, parcels or vehicles to the nearest security formation.
“Members of the public are further called upon to see our societal and
individual safety as our collective responsibility,” he said. He advised the
public to support security and law enforcement agencies with critical
information that would assist in providing a safe environment for all to carry
out their legitimate businesses

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