A civilian joint task force in Lagos says it arrested six suspected members of Boko Haram during the weekend at different locations in Lagos State.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Mustapha Mohammed, the head of the civilian joint task force in the state, has disclosed that it arrested six suspected members of Boko Haram during the weekend at different locations, adding that two of the suspects were arrested at Isheri-Ojodu Berger, three others at their hideout in Victoria Island and the sixth suspect close to a church in Festac town.
According to TheCable News, the suspects confessed that they are indigenes of Borno state, and that they fled Bama, Baga and Konduga local government council areas of Borno state because of the intensity of military attacks on insurgents in the 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,” Mohammed said to journalists.
Mohammed said his group has members spread across 57 local government areas in Lagos and Ogun states, and has been in operation for five years, adding that the aim of his force is to curtail the activities of Boko Haram in the two states.
“Once they arrive any community in Lagos, our members are always on ground to fish them out based on intelligence report and once they are arrested, we hand them over to security agencies for further investigation and prosecution,” the traditional head of the Kanuris in Lagos explained.