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VOICE OF NIGERIA
29 July, 2013
The Nigerian Army has paraded 42 suspected Boko Haram members in Lagos State arrested in Ogun and Lagos states. The General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Obi Umahi, said that the
suspected members of the insurgent
group were arrested in response to
intelligence alert over the influx of Boko
Haram terrorist elements into Lagos and Ogun States.
“When the anti-terrorist operation in
the north-eastern part of Nigeria was
becoming unbearable for some members of the Boko Haram sect, they
started moving towards the south-
western states of Lagos and Ogun. We were alerted about this and we
organized and conducted raids in
conjunction with intelligence operatives in various parts of these states,” he explained.
Major General Umahi reiterated that the
terrorist group had planned to unleash
terror in some parts of the south-west,
which are in control of 81 Division Nigerian Army. He pointed out that the raid operations conducted from 12 to 23 July, 2013 led to the arrest of 42 suspects who are under military custody.
“The raid operations were conducted in
various hideouts in Lagos and Ogun
States which were becoming Boko Haram terrorist enclaves. The areas
include Ibafo Trailer Park and Ileke
New Trailer Garage in Ogun State, and in Aviation Quarters at Mafoluku-Oshodi,
Ketu/Mile 12 Motor Park, Orile Trailer
Park, Lekki New Extension, Bar Beach
and Ijora in Lagos State,” he said.
He stated that the Command would hand the suspects over to relevant agencies for further investigation.