Army stops Boko Haram attack in Lagos, 8 arrested


Army stops Boko Haram attack in Lagos, 8 arrested

The Nigerian army has arrested 8 suspects in connection to a foiled Boko Haram attack launched at a University in Lagos state two weeks ago. 


General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin who confirmed the arrest said the suspects who admitted having ties to Boko Haram have been transferred to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation.


Also announcing that Operation Crocodile Smile IV has kicked off, Gen. Irefi  stated that there is solid security architecture in place as he assurred residents of Ogun and Lagos state of their safety.


He said: “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.

“There is no cause for alarm within 81 Division’s area of…

Source: Linda Ikeji