Army foils planned Boko Haram attack in Lagos


The Nigerian Army says it has arrested eight suspected Boko Haram terorists in connection with plans to attack facilities in Lagos state.

According to reports, the insurgents had attempted to attack one of the universities in Lagos but were intercepted by troops of  81 Division.

The Army initially arrested four people directly involved in the foiled attack, who later confessed the whereabout of their co-conspirators.

The criminals also reportedly confessed to being members of Boko Haram.

According to Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, the eight suspects have been transferred to Abuja for further investigations.

The army general assured residents of Lagos and Ogun States that there was no cause for alarm, noting that there was solid security architecture in place.

He also noted that military Exercise Crocodile Smile IV will kick off on November 19 to ensure all forms of criminality is eliminated in both states.

“We have started on the background. We have gone for simulation with all the security agencies involved in the Exercise.

“The exercise proper would kill off on November 19. It was supposed to start on November 11 but was shifted because of the NA’s Small Arms Firing Exercise holding between November 11 and 15 at Ibadan,” He said.

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