Nigeria - JTF Arrest Another 100 Boko Haram Suspects In Lagos

Following last week's raid on the building housing the suspected Boko Haram members at the Ijora-Badia area of Lagos by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) and Operation Mesa (OP Mesa), the Nigerian Army Monday said investigations were ongoing.
This is just as the security agencies, including the police and the Lagos State Government, Monday transferred about 100 foreign suspects in their custody to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Lagos for prosecution and possible deportation.

Speaking to reporters on the phone, the spokesperson, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Kingsley Umoh, said investigations were ongoing to round up the remaining suspects who are currently on the run.

Although he could not confirm the supposed terrorist cell in Lagos, Umoh said the security agencies involved were on top of the situation, adding that the suspects would have succeeded but for timely intervention and the raid last week.

While stating that the army would address journalists soon to give the full picture of the situation, he reiterated the fact that the raid was a joint operation carried out by the security agencies.

He said: "The raid was a joint operation and our part was to help raid the suspects' hideouts. In fact, our job description was physical and not investigative."

The 100 suspected Boko Haram members included some of those arrested over the weekend in a raid by the state Police Command at the Ijora area of the state.

The operation by the police came on the heels of the raid carried out by OP Mesa and the SSS, which jointly stormed their hideout in Ijora-Badia and arrested 14 suspected Boko Haram members, including the kingpin and armourer. During the raid, a large cache of bombs and remote controls were recovered.
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  1. It is better " nipped in the bud " than trying to wipe it out when it has gone out of hand like we have today in Northern Nigeria. They ( Boko-Haram ) will keep infiltrating as long as their relatives ( ethnically ) are still there in Lagos. A proper census of these people should be done to know Who-is-who, what they do, where they live and other Lagosians should also be able attest for them. I'm really concerned, this madness should not get to Lagos. The Governor should take this as a big challenge so that Lagos will continue to maintain it's status among the states in Nigeria and the number one city in Nigeria when foreigners are talking about Us.

  2. This madness and stupidity of the so called northerners should remain with them at the north. I bet they don't want to trade where the angels fears. Begin with us and we will finish with you. GOATS.



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