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Special forces from the Department of State Security, DSS arrested a militant, comrade Egberipapa, accused of violent assassination plot to kill President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President David Mark and some top government officials, Per Second News exclusively gathered Tuesday.

Egberipapa, was arrested Tuesday morning at an Abuja Hotel by a crack team of the DSS, According to preliminary information provided by a source.

Officers of the DSS, acting on information supplied by informants and intel, arrested Egberipapa, who according to the source was masquerading under another name at the time of the arrest. He is also known as Sobomabo Jackrich.

Eluding a nationwide manhunt, he had arrived in Abuja last week-end. The operation was carried out quickly and the number of culprits captured alive — including “Egberipapa” — was significant.

Per Second News gathered that the plot hatched by the gangsters with links to Henry Okah, who is presently in a South African detention center was to kill President Jonathan and Senate President, David Mark in Abuja at a public function.

Per Second News investigations indicate that DSS officials discovered the assassination plot via intelligence gathering. Several gang leaders had been detained in connection with the plot and were handed over to authorities in their respective states in a bid to extradite them to Abuja.

General Egberipapa, is a former leader of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND.

On Monday, January 21 2013, a South African court convicted Henry Okah, an ally of Egberipapa, of 13 charges of terrorism, including bombings that killed 12 people in Abuja on October 1, 2010. Handing down the verdict, Judge Nels Claassen said, "I have come to the conclusion that the state proved beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused.

He has been sentenced to 24 years imprisonment and is currently serving this sentence at the Ebongweni Correctional Centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Throughout the trial he maintained his innocence citing the trial was a result of his denial to support Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan's statements and accusations that the October 1st Independence Day attacks were executed by leaders from Northern Nigeria.

President Goodluck Jonathan in a Presidential media chat revealed that Okah has planned to assassinate him.

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