In Lagos ‘We’ve been arresting Boko Haram members daily,’ Army says

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 81 Division in Lagos State, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet made the comment following a threat by the sect to invade Lagos to free its detained members.

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 81 Division in Lagos State, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet has said that troops have been arresting Boko Haram elements in the state almost on a daily basis.

Edet made the comment following a threat by the sect to invade Lagos to free its detained members.

“It is not the first time they have threatened. The Federal Government, which the army serves, takes any threat to lives and property seriously. We have been putting efforts on ground and that has made them not to succeed in Lagos,” he said according to The Nation.

“We have been arresting Boko Haram elements almost on a daily basis since I came to Lagos. I have said so in one of my press statements. We have been doing this without the threats made in the press. So, what we do isn’t what we should put up in the media. We take no threat lightly,” he added.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram has demanded the release of its detained members in exchange for the abducted Chibok girls.

ALSO READ: Army ignores Boko Haram's demand to exchange Chibok girls with prisoners

The group released the video, showing 50 of the girls, on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

The over 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, and most of them remain in captivity.

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