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A COMBINATION of technology and rigorous surveillance enabled the nation’s security agencies to record a breakthrough in their efforts to check the activities of Boko Haram yesterday, according to the State Security Service, (SSS.).

The spokesman of the group, known as Abdul Qaqa, was reportedly arrested using the Global Positioning tracking System (GPS) in the early hours of yesterday by the State Security Services (SSS) in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Ahmed Abdullahi, the SSS state director confirmed the arrest to The Guardian on phone stating that “we have finally picked him up in the early hours of Wednesday, through the GPS; and he is currently in our custody for questioning at the State Security Service Headquarters on the Airport road.”

This claim has however been disputed by the SSS headquarters through spokesperson Marilyn Ogar who said last night that she had no idea where the information on Qaqa’s arrest came from. “We do not have him,” she said emphatically.
It was also learnt that Qaqa who had been speaking on behalf of the group, that identified themselves as Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Lidawati wal Jihad, locally known as Boko Haram, is a Nigerian citizen from Kogi State, and a native of Igala in Central Nigeria.

Qaqa  is said to have been responsible for the issuance of all threats meted out from the hidden enclave of the sect in Maiduguri metropolis, including the ones that preceded bombings of the Police Force headquarters building, the UN building, several other coordinated attacks and bombings in the northern states of Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Niger, Adamawa, and of recent Kano, the second most populous state in the country, where over 185 people were killed....Read More...