Kurudu, FCT - Soldiers on duty have prevented the attack of suspected Boko Haram insurgents on the Nigerian Army post service estate in Kurudu, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory.
According to military intelligence sources, on Sunday, the soldiers on duty spotted a suspicious-looking individual who was taking photographs of the estate from various strategic points. The suspect was dropped off close to the gate by some persons from an expensive car.
The suspect did not know he was being watched by the soldiers until they arrested him.
The suspect is currently in custody of the Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja. Apparently, he is a foreign national from one of the neighbouring African countries and does not speak English.
Not knowing that he was being monitored by soldiers on duty right from the moment he dropped off from the flashy and expensive car the soldiers allowed him to carry out his assignment before arresting him.
During the interrogation, the suspect revealed that he was asked to take some photos of the military object. The phone contact list of the mobile phone was empty, as those behind the plot may have deliberately deleted the contacts out of the fear of being exposed.
Security sources disclosed that a couple of hours after the arrest, the phone rang and the caller was apparently making the call from outside the country.
The suspect is reportedly making useful statements on his mission.