State Security Service (SSS), operatives are still grilling the suspected Boko Haram member who sneaked into the SSS headquarters during the screening of ministerial nominees.
Pointblanknews.com had exclusively reported that an unidentified middle aged man had sneaked into the venue where ministerial nominees were being screened, with the alleged intent of casing the place in preparation for an attack.
The deadly sect had vowed to attack all security agencies including the police, Army, and the SSS. They carried out their threat two weeks ago when one of it's members detonated a bomb at the Force Headquarters Abuja, killing no fewer than five with property worth tens of millions destroyed.
Top security sources in Abuja hinted Pointblanknews.com that the suspect is telling his interrogators all he knows about Boko Haram, and how he beat security into the screening venue.
The source said his identity and link to the sect have been established. According to our source, the suspect had no explosives on him, but was there to check out the set up and security , so he could report back to those who will carry out the attack.
The man whose name was not on any list sent for screening by the Presidency, sneaked into the SSS office alongside those who presented themselves for security screening.
According to an SSS source, the well-dressed man who is from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, beat all security checks at the gate of the Service into the venue of the screening before he was fished out.
“The man was already seated. An officer of the SSS who was verifying identities of those seated discovered that his name was not on any list.
“When some operatives of the SSS started interrogating him, he started behaving funny, pretending to be insane. After, some minutes, his tricks was discovered and was quickly apprehended”, the source disclosed.
Pointblanknews.com findings revealed that the mystery behind the man’s action is not yet known but the Service has vowed to unravel the motive behind his action.
The operatives are also trying to establish if the suspect had any help from inside .
Spokesperson of the SSS, Marilyn Ogar, in an effort to reach her for comments proved abortive as several calls placed on her cell phone were unanswered.
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