DSS Arrests Mastermind Of Buhari's Coup Rumour


The Department of State Services
has 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
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 respectively.
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 development, the DSS
said it had arrested a suspected terrorist, Bulama Ramat, at the
Jabi Motor Park, FCT on July 21.
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
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.