The Department of State Services (DSS) has paraded Bello Danhajia, a close associate and presumed second-in-command of the suspected mastermind of the United Nations (UN) House bombing, Khalid Al-Barnawi. Al-Barnawi was arrested by DSS operatives on April 1 in Lokoja, Kogi State, while hiding under a false cover.
An official of the service, Mr. Abdulalhai Garba, who showed the suspect to reporters, said preliminary investigation linked him to gun-running, cattle rustling and other criminal activities. He said prosecution would begin once investigation was concluded. Garba said Al-Barnawi was known for recruiting young people into the Ansaru and Boko Haram terrorist groups.