The Department of State Service (DSS) had busted planned terror attacks in the United States six months ago as part of its counter-terrorism engagements with foreign nations.
Dozens of western intelligence agencies are trooping to Abuja to interface with terrorists arrested by the secret service, a top official of the agency revealed.
The official who spoke in confidence because of the sensitivity of the matter said U.S. President Barack Obama had personally called President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for the DSS’ busting of the attempted terror attacks.
He said the service had extracted “valuable intelligence” from top Boko Haram terrorists it arrested and “has been utilizing the intelligence with other countries to avert terror attacks and arrest terrorists” across the world.
The source said the DSS’ arrest of the world’s third most wanted terrorist, Khalid al-Barnawi was of great significance in the intelligence community.
Al-Barnawi the, leader of the Boko Haram’s splinter group, Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan (Ansaru), was arrested last April in Lokoja, Kogi State.