31 August 2011
Owing to various speculations and misrepresentations in the media arising from the bomb attack on the United Nations (UN) building on 26th August, 2011 in
. The Department of State Services (DSS) on behalf of other security agencies wishes to state as follows: Abuja
a. On 18th August, 2011, precise intelligence was obtained by this Service that some Boko Haram elements were on a mission to attack unspecified targets in
in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry vehicle with registration number AA539GBL Abuja
b. On 21st August, 2011 about 1300 hours a joint operations by all security services led to the arrest of two (2) notorious leaders of the Boko Haram extremists sect, namely,
i. Babagana Ismail KWALJIMA (a.k.a Abu SUMMAYA);
ii. Babagana MALI (a.k.a Bulama).
2. Following their arrests, security was further beefed up in
and its environs. Meanwhile the suspects have made valuable statements and are being held at a military facility. Abuja
3. Investigation has revealed that one Mamman NUR, a notorious Boko Haram element with Al-Qaeda links who returned recently from Somalia, working in concert with the two (2) suspects masterminded the attack on the United Nations (UN) building in Abuja.
4. Further investigation has also revealed that the car used for the attack was a Honda car with
registration number AV38NSR. It was purchased on 3rd September, 2002 and registered on 3rd December, 2002. The vehicle identification number is 1HGCBA7400A100748, Engine number, F22A72000540. Kano State
5. The security services wish to reiterate their commitments to ensuring that we have a safe, peaceful and secure environment. We want to reassure Nigerians that we have no other country and we must all strive to maintain its unity which is currently being threatened.
6. We implore all Nigerians to be more security conscious and vigilant, while urging the general public to cooperate with security agencies by providing useful information that could lead to the arrest of Mamman NUR who is hereby declared WANTED. Any person with useful information which could lead to the arrest of the suspect and other accomplices should report to the nearest Police station, military formations or any other security agency.
Marilyn OGAR, msi
AD Public Relations
31st August, 2011