Mastermind of a purported plan to overthrow President Buhari by the military, Jones Abari, aka Gen. Akotebe Darikoro has been apprehended by the Department of State Security ( DSS).
This was made known in a statement issued by an official of the service, Mr. Tony Opuiyo in Abuja on Saturday.
The DSS disclosed that the culprit, one Mr. Jones Abari was arrested in Yenagoa on Thursday 21 July.
Mr. Opuiyo described the suspect as the leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force ( JNDLF).
He said that apart from plotting to overthrow the president, Abari had confessed to several other criminal activities.
Significant among them was a threat to launch missile attacks on selected targets in Abuja and Aso Rock.
Other crimes include writing threat text messages to the management of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) demanding for N500 million and N250 million respectively.
Man Who Planned To overthrow Buhari Arrested
Mr. Opuiyo also disclosed that the suspect also masterminded the vandalism of NAOC trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw, as well as the bombing of SPDC oil pipeline.
In a related development, the DSS also revealed it had arrested a suspected terrorist, Bulama Ramat, at the Jabi Motor Park, in Abuja on July 21.
DSS spokesperson said that prior to his arrest, Ramat planned to attack the Federal Capital Territory and its environs in collaboration with other elements of an extremist cell of the Boko Haram group.
Opuiyo said that the service also made other arrests in Enugu, Ondo, Jos, Kaduna, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and Kano states in the month of July.
The DSS called on all to remain vigilant and report all suspicious persons, parcels or vehicles to the nearest security operative.
The statement read,
“Members of the public are further called upon to see our societal and individual safety as our collective responsibility.”