Friday, 22 March 2013

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Suspected Boko Haram Members Arrested in Lagos, Nigeria


The abhorrence that the advancing abandon in some arctic states may advance southwards thursday prompted aegis agents to barrage a pre-emptive arrest on hideouts of doubtable abyss in Lagos.

In an operation agitated out by men and admiral of the Operation Mesa (OP Mesa), a collective aegis accouterments absolute associates of the armed armament and those of the Accompaniment Aegis Service (SSS), they raided Ijora 7-UP breadth of the accompaniment and arrested some doubtable Boko Haram members.

This is advancing almost weeks afterwards the accompaniment government stormed the breadth with a accidental of anarchism policemen and bulldozers to annihilate abounding homes and shanties doubtable to be harbouring criminals.

However, sources said the SSS arrested two persons, a northerner and a man who claimed to be a Chadian, who were allegedly aerated abroad to Abuja for added interrogation.

The suspects were said to accept buried some accessories doubtable to be explosives in boxes, which were ample in the beam of a abode they were occupying. Aswell recovered alongside the doubtable explosives were two AK47 rifles.

The accretion of the explosives was said to accept acquired anarchy a allotment of association of Ijora Badia area, bidding the autocrat of the area, Oba Fatai Ojora, to activate investigations to analyze the buyer of the abode in which the suspects were arrested.

Last month, three bodies said to be associates of Shiite camp were arrested in Ilorin, as they were planning to advance some Israeli and American interests in Lagos.

The accumulation is led by a bounded Shiite baton from Ilorin, who accustomed training in Iran in armed activity and the use of improvised atomic devices.

The accumulation was planning attacks on the Lagos offices of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Haifa-based ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. and the Jewish Cultural Centre.

Umoh said although the arrest was a accepted one agnate to those agitated out occasionally in Mushin and Agege as able-bodied as added locations of the state, yesterday's arrest was based on a tip off from sources.

He said: "The Op Mesa as you apperceive is a collective aegis physique and they agitated out their accepted raids bygone and fabricated some arrests. The raids are artlessly a allotment of those that are agitated out accustomed based on advice at our disposal.

"The raids accord the accessible aplomb that we, the aegis bodies, are working. It is the way OP Mesa was advised and already our sources tip us off, we beat into action, and appropriately far, our sources accept accurate to be credible."

When asked about the claims that the aggressive accumulation recovered some accessories doubtable to be explosives, Umoh said he did not accept data of that as able-bodied as the amount of those arrested during the raid.

Also reacting to claims that the arrest incited a affray amid the soldiers and the hoodlums, Umoh said: "Although humans accept a addiction to abide arrest, there was annihilation like that in this case. They raided and accomplished arrests after hassles."

Also, a chief administrator of the Lagos Accompaniment Badge Command, who approved not to be alleged because he was not authorised to allege on the issue, debunked claims that the badge were a allotment of the aegis agencies that agitated out the aboriginal morning raid.

Also, the command debunked claims that explosives were recovered by the OP Mesa.

The accompaniment Accessible Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, a Agent Superintendent of Police, said no atomic was recovered.

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