One Boko Haram Sect member was last weekend arrested in a church at Festac area of the state while another five suspects were arrested on Friday at Isheri-Ojudu Berger and Victoria Island areas of Lagos state. The terrorists were apprehended by local security operatives.
Their names are Ibrahim Ali, Abubakar Ahmed, Babagana Blam Ali, Goigoi Kamsalem, Ibrahim Mohammed and Adams.
They were said to have fled from Bama, Baga and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno State following the increase in military operations to wipe out the sect.
he Head of a group of local security outfit in Lagos, who is the Mai-Kanuribe of Lagos and Seriki Hausawa of Ijora Kingdom, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, disclosed to journalists at the weekend that five out of the suspects were arrested on Friday at Isheri-Ojudu Berger and Victoria Island areas, while the sixth was arrested in a church at Festac area of the state.
He said Ibrahim Ali and Babagana Blam Ali, who hail from Bama and Konduga Local Government Areas respectively, were arrested at Isheri-Ojodu Berger, while Goigoi Kamsalem, Ibrahim Mohammed, both from Bama Local Government Area, and Abubakar Ahmed of Baga Local Government Area were apprehended in their hideouts in Victoria Island.
Mohammed said the suspects were now on their way to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to be handed over to troops for further investigations.
Vowing that his group will continue to protect Lagos from Boko Haram, Mohammed, who hails from Borno State, said “Lagos is home to many nationalities and must be protected by all.
“I have invested and contributed to the development of the state since 1970 when I arrived and will not allow anybody to destroy it.”
He disclosed that his group, with presence in all the local government areas in Lagos and Ogun States, commenced operation in Lagos since 2011.
He said the Boko Haram members would have succeeded in bombing some strategic installations and edifice in the state, but for their arrest.