March 22, 2013 – Boko Haram Terrorists, Operatives Arrested In Lagos At Ijora Badia With Explosives
This morning Joint Task Force and Security operatives arrested two suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ijora Badia area of Lagos.
After a tip off from concerned residents, a Chadian and another man from the North were arrested with several explosives and AK 47 riffles.
Aminu and the Chadian man were caught this morning in their hideout in Ijora Badia…
Recovered at the end of the raid carried out by a combined team of Operation Messa, OP MESSA and personnel of the Department of State Security, DSS were AK 47 riffles and some explosives said to have been hidden inside the ceiling.
The operatives stormed the building following information on a terror network coordinated by Iranians in Lagos.
The suspects were said to have been immediately whisked into the operatives’ van which headed straight to the airport, enroute Abuja.
Investigation revealed that the suspects moved into the building located on 24 Oyegbemi Street last month. Their movement reportedly aroused suspicion from residents of the area who alerted security operatives.
Residents of the area said that the operatives stormed the building, a bungalow at about 6am and arrested the Chadian, Aminu.
They reportedly came again at noon. “This time, they went round the entire vicinity and arrested some other persons”, a resident said.
The suspects as gathered, occupied three rooms in the building. “But we became suspicious following unusual movements in and around the building, with most of the visitors carrying bags. As you can see, the building is located close to this drainage and with the location of the place, nobody was sure of what they were into, until yesterday”, another resident said.
Five major oil companies’ tank farms are located around the area. The oil companies are; AGIP, AP, Conoil, Oando and NICO. – vanguard.