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DSS Foils Escape Attempt of Bala Mohammed's Aide and Fmr. DG AGIS

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A middle-aged man named "Idris" has been apprehended by the Department of State Services (DSS) detectives for attempting to facilitate the escape of a former BBC Hausa Service reporter, Jamilah Tangaza from Nigeria through a small border town in Kwara state.The DSS agents caught Idris with Ms. Tangaza's passport after he had attempted to get it stamped by the Nigerian Immigration Services outpost in Chikanda in Kwara State.According to a DSS official, Ms. Tangaza was waiting to collect the passport and exit Nigeria through the border town. She could not be found after her emissary tipped her off that he'd been arrested by the DSS. Ms. Tangaza was detained in August 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused of stealing N800million as while she served as the Director of Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) as well as a Senior Special Assistant to the  former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed. A  source at the EFCC told Saharare…

SSS And Police Want Edo Governorship Election Postponed, Due to Security Threats

The Nigeria Police and State Security Services (SSS)  delivered a joint statement today Wednesday requesting that the September 10th 2016 Edo Gubernatorial Elections should be postponed,  this was as a result of intelligence gathered that violence might erupt during the process.  They also said that ‘credible intelligence’ indicates plans by insurgent/extremist elements to attack vulnerable communities and high population soft targets during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations between12th and 13th September, 2016.“Edo State, is amongst the States being earmarked for these planned attacks by the extremist elements,” they said in the statement, which was signed by DCP Don Awunah for the police, and Garba Abdullahi for DSS.“The public would recall that similar threats were issued during the May Labour Day and Democracy Day celebrations as well as the Ed-el-fitr holidays in July, 2016,” they said.  “However, the security agencies were able to decisively disrupt and thwart the insurgents’ …