The Department of State Security (DSS) has announced the arrest of persons it says threaten Nigeria’s internal security.
Among those arrested is one Abdussalam Enesi Yunusa, said to be a recruiter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to a statement by the DSS, Yunusa was arrested in Kano following intelligence which indicated his move to indoctrinate and recruit susceptible youths in the country.
Also arrested in Daura, Katsina State are Ibrahim Mohammed Daura, Zaharadeen Salisu and five others suspected to be members of the proscribed extremist group, Ansaru.
Others arrested include one Mohammed Aliyu Ndako in Kwara State, a 17-year-old undergraduate student of a tertiary institution in the state, said to be one of those with plans to carry out coordinated lone-wolf attacks on selected populated targets in Nigeria.
The service says it has busted the network of syndicated kidnap gangs in Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Nasarawa, Oyo and Osun states and the FCT.