By Correspondent Chinyere Ogbonna – The Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria has declared a notorious Boko Haram member, Mamman Nur, wanted, following intelligence gathered from the arrest and interrogation from Babagana Ismail Kwaljim (a.k.a. Abu Summaya) and Babagana Mali (a.k.a. Bulama).
The two are members of the radical extremist sect, Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the August 26 attack on the United Nations House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital federal capital territory.
A statement by the spokesperson of the, Mrs. Marylyn Ogar says
Owing to various speculations and misrepresentations in the media arising from the bomb attack on the United Nations building on 26th August, 2011 in Abuja. The Department of State Services (DSS) on behalf of other security agencies wishes to state as follows:
That on the 18th of August, 2011, precise intelligence was obtained by this Service that some Boko Haram elements were on a mission to attack unspecified targets in Abuja in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry vehicle with registration number AA539GBL
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, Babagana Ismaila KWALJIMA (a.k.a Abu SUMAYA); Babagana Mali (a.ak.a Bulama
2. Following their arrests, security was further beefed up in Abuja and its environs. Meanwhile, the suspects have made valuable statements and are being held at a an unidentified military base.
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 building in Abuja.
4. Further investigation has also revealed that the car used for the attack was a Honda car with Kano State registration number AV38NSR.
It was purchased on 3rd September, 2002 and registered on 3rd December of the same year. The vehicle identification number is 1HGCBA7400A100748, Engine number, F22A72000540.