The Department of State Services (DSS) divulged that it has officially apprehended two (2) Islamic State in West Africa Commanders in Kukuntu Village, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The suspects are Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo.

This was contained in a statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, adding that the suspects were arrested on May fifth, after special operations on identified targets.

In a connected operation early this year, April 28th, the Department of State Services (DSS) also captured Umar Dogo, a suspected member of ISWA at Muda Lawal Market in Bauchi.

Mister Opuiyo said the suspects were discovered to have concluded plans to perpetuate the ideals of the group in the area.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government says it is set to curb the growing influence of the Islamic State in the Sahel Sahara region.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Nuratu Bata-Gara-wa made this known in Abuja as she disclosed the planned meeting of Ministers of Defence of the Sahel Sahara states.

She says top on the agenda of the meeting will be how to curb the movement of terrorist elements and arms within the region.