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Nigerian Department Of State Security Services (DSS) Confirms Arrest Of Boko Haram’s Factional Leader al-Barnawi

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The Department of State Security Services has confirmed that the factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, AbuMusab al-Barnawi has been arrested.

He was captured three months before the fall of Sambisa forest, the last major stronghold of the group.


Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a top Boko Haram and ISIS leader, was rated by the United States as the world’s third most wanted terrorist and a major threat to world peace.

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He was responsible for major killings, kidnap of locals and foreigners between 2012 and 2015 and was declared Nigerian leader of Boko Haram last August.

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