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37 suspects arrested by the Nigerian Army in Lagos/Ogun

The Nigerian Army has reportedly apprehended 37 Boko Haram suspects in Ogun and Lagos states.

Boko Haram suspects (Illustration)

The outgone General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet, said this on Thursday, November 17, in Lagos state during his hand-over to his successor, Maj.-Gen. Ebenezer Oyefolu, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Edet disclosed that the division arrested the terrorists from different parts of the two states under his watch.

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He said, “As Boko Haram is being defeated, the terrorists run to other parts of the country.

“From the period I took over in August 2015 till date, we arrested 37 Boko Haram suspects.

“We will continue to arrest them and hand them over to the appropriate authorities."

Speaking of his most challenging moment during his service as the GOC 81 Division, Edet said the abduction of three of his operatives by militants in Ijagemo Area of Lagos, was by far the hardest.

“I had to work round-the-clock to secure their release,’’ he said.

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As for pipeline vandals at Arepo area of Ikorodu, NAN reports that the outgone GOC said the Army worked in collaboration with other security agencies to round up the vandals in the area.

During his speech, the new GOC, Maj.-Gen. Oyefolu said he would follow the lead of his predecessor in his successes in moving the Division forward.

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