Security operatives in Lagos apprehended some members of Boko Haram terrorist with one of them found hiding in a church.
Reports said that six members of the terrorist group were arrested in different parts of the city by Civilian Joint Task Force. It was reported that following offensive from military operatives in Borno state to decimate the terrorist group, they fled from Bama, Baga and Konduga local government council areas of the state.
The suspects gave their names as Ibrahim Ali, Abubakar Ahmed, Babagana Blam Ali, Goigoi Kamsalem, Ibrahim Mohammed and Adams.
Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed who is the head of the task force, the Mai- Kanuribe of Lagos and Seriki Hausawa of Ijora Kingdom revealed that 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 and Abubakar Ahmed of Baga council areas, were apprehended at a hideout in Victoria Island. The sixth suspected was founding hiding in a church in Festac town. Mohammed revealed that his group was spread around 57 local government areas in Lagos and Ogun states and had been in operation since five years. He said they were saddled with the responsibility of curbing the activities of Boko Haram terrorists. He said arrests were based on intelligence and that his group had made several arrests in the past, with the suspects handed over to Department of State Service, the police with some transferred to Maiduguri, Bornu state. “One of their leaders that was hiding at a church in FESTAC town was arrested and handed over to security agents. You know we are from Borno State where these people also hail from and we know their communities. Our people back home do monitor them, and once they leave Maiduguri, we would be alerted so that we can be on the lookout.
“Once they arrive any community in Lagos, our members are always on ground to fish them out base on intelligence report and once they are arrested, we hand them over to security agencies for further investigation and prosecution.” He said the suspects have been transferred to Borno already.