Just on Friday they killed fifty-six people in Baanu village of Nganzai local government.
Recently, government announced arresting 14 suspected Boko Haram leaders from Lagos, Abuja, and a few other cities across Nigeria.
The DSS attributes the attempted expansion of Boko Haram into southern areas to the increased pressure the group is under in its north-eastern heartland.
Officials said that Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities beyond the north, including to the commercial capital Lagos.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe global airport in Abuja earlier in the week, Tony Opuiyo, spokesman for the Department of State Services, said late Friday.
“They killed 56 people in Baanu village”.
Boko Haram, which seeks to establish a breakaway state in its area of influence, has killed around 15,000 people and displaced 1.5 million since 2009.
While there may be isolated bomb target, but Lagos doesn’t worry about Boko Haram coming to it. “He also averred that he (Abubakar) was the one who strapped the suicide bombers, notably Sule and his wives, with IED vests, which they used in the attacks in Jos”. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity for the girls from a school in Chibok. “We cannot afford to move on without a positive closure on this monumental tragedy that befell young women who went to school to be educated”, it said.
The 10 were found guilty of charges including criminal conspiracy, killings, wilful destruction with explosives, fraud, illegal possessions of arms and ammunition, and using psychotropic substances, according to chief prosecutor Bruno Mahouli Louapambe, quoted in AFP news agency.
The arrest of notable commanders of Boko Haram sect, disbursement of bailout fund to 27 states and reduction of police security officers to governors are some of the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in May after pledging to fight the terror attacks from the Islamic group.
Security forces comprising different nationalities have pushed back Boko Haram from at least 25 towns in the north-eastern region of the country where the extremist group claims dominance.