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21 Boko Haram Detainees Killed in Abuja DSS Attack



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The Department of State Security Service (DSS) foiled a jailbreak attempt by Boko Haram detainees yesterday morning in Abuja on its premises. No fewer than 21 of the detainees were shot dead in a shoot-out that occurred between both parties.

The attempted jail break happened around 6am, during the customary handing over and taking over of duties by DSS detainees’ handlers, Vanguard reports. Some of the Boko Haram suspects reportedly overpowered one of the handlers, shot him, and then attempted to break out of the detention facility, which is located by the precincts of the Presidential Villa. The shoot-out ensued between the detainees and DSS officials, resulting in the Boko Haram casualties and the injury of many DSS personnel.

Confirming the incident, Marylyn Ogar, Spokeswoman for the DSS, said, “It was an attempted jailbreak but it has been brought under control.”

The DSS  is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria. It is primarily responsible for intelligence gathering within the country and for the protection of senior government officials, particularly the President and state governors.

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  1. whocares

    March 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    How many people were detained to start with that 21 of them have been killed off? There was really no way to stop the jail break besides shooting to kill? Now, why don’t I believe this story? Besides killing off the small people in the boko haram ring is not victory. Find that man/ woman in Aso rock who is sponsoring them, then we can applaud the DSS.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    March 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I dont think this people are boko haram one bit but trying to invade the privacy of the aso rock is one big stupidity…… Is gud to knw that everything was brought to order though…..

  3. osaya omosir

    March 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    my brothers don maind dis paepleoooooooooooooooooo only god go gad and protect us oooo his childen and dat booko brother god go disgrass am one day

  4. Neo

    March 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I hate seeing this rubbish story everywhere. Absolute rubbish. How does a detainee overpower an SSS operative? Lets even say it happens and they manage to take his weapon, one weapon! How does this result in a one hour shoot out? If only one of them was armed how did the body count get up to 22? The army and airforce were deployed to the scene and we have visuals of an active gun battle. With who? the one detainee who managed to overpower an operative. Then they had the guts to say that the shootout was to send out a message to external forces that they were competent to repel an attack.

    It just doesnt add up!

  5. toney

    April 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    OMG!!! This people keep thinking the nigerian public is
    Some bunch of toddlers??
    Even in an indian movie, this won’t happen. This goes to show that
    Someone at the top is behind this whole BH bull, killing all the recent
    21 suspect so no one will be left to tell nigerian’s who and who is sponsoring
    Abe? Humm. This is some roller costa ride o

  6. freeman chekwas

    April 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    good for them….

  7. freeman chekwas

    April 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    all dis will b over sum day

  8. benard

    June 2, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Is god know what hapen there ar u telling all twenty one of them is arm and yet ar on ur costod y kilin thm all stop putin. nigerias in d ark

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