BREAKING: DSS Makes Clarification on Miyetti Allah President’s Whereabouts

Jan 24, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • The DSS has said the president of the Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, was not in its custody
  • Miyetti Allah’s national secretary, Saleh Al-Hassan, disclosed that a group of soldiers and DSS operatives arrested Bodejo at the organisation’s head office in Karu local government, Nasarawa state
  • Al-Hassan, however, did not confirm whether Bodejo’s arrest was in connection with the creation of a vigilante group journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering public journalism and security matters

Lafia, Nasarawa stateThe Department of State Services (DSS) has said the president of Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, is not in its custody.

The spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, made the clarification to The Cable on Tuesday evening, January 23.

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DSS washes hands off Miyetti Allah leader’s alleged arrest. Photo credit: @ChinasaNworu
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Afunanya said in a terse message when asked to confirm Bodejo’s whereabouts:

“He’s not with the DSS.”

Army coy on Miyetti Allah president’s whereabouts

Similarly, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, said he could not confirm Bodejo’s arrest by his colleagues, The Punch reported.

Nwachukwu said:

“I don’t have the information about his arrest.”

Despite the denial by both the DSS and Army, Saleh Al-Hassan, the national secretary of the Miyetti Allah, insisted that the DSS in collaboration with the Army seized their leader.

Al-Hassan said:

“Yes, our national president has been arrested. It was soldiers of the Nigerian Army and DSS operatives who came here and took him away.”

Meanwhile, Al-Hassan failed to confirm if Bodejo was indeed arrested over the creation of a vigilante group in Nasarawa state or not.

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DSS speaks on alleged ongoing recruitment

In a piece of related news, reported that the DSS urged Nigerians to be wary of fraudsters.

It said the service was currently not recruiting for the 2024/2025 application process.

The DSS in a social media post stated that reports about the service recruiting were “fake news”.


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