45 people suspected to be members of Boko Haram who reportedly planned to bomb Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos State, western Nigeria, have been arrested and charged to court.
Among them are Abuyi Sheriff, Babagana Ali, Abass Ibrahim, Abubaka Grema, Kabiri Ibrahim, Mustaph Mohammed, Usman Mohammed and Modu Amsami.
Others are Isa Agafi, Adamu Jebili, Saja Kamba, Abba Sagoma, Mallam Buchu, Abdul-Kareem Abba, Babagana Koloye, Usman Buka, Adamu Mohammed, Lawal Mohammed, and Tela Abana.
Also arrested are Mustapha Mohammed, Isa Agafi, Belo Modu, Kachala Babagana, Modu Abu, Alhaji Modu Mustapha and many others.
The suspects were arrested by the officers of Directorate of Security Service (DSS) in the state following a tip-off.
An affidavit sworn to and presented before the court, stated that following an intelligence report that there will be a terror attack in September 2015 by the terrorist group at Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi, Etiosa Local Government in Lagos, a team of DSS cordoned off the area, intercepted and arrested the suspects.
It also stated that arms were recovered and the suspects made confessional statement after their arrest that they were planning to bomb the estate.
They were brought to Isolo Magistrates’ court where the DSS requested the court to order for their remand in prison custody pending the conclusion of investigation.
P.M.NEWS gathered that following an alarm raised that some members of the Boko Haram sect had relocated to Lagos to cause mayhem, security agents have been on the alert to forestal any break down of law and order in the state.
The security surveillance seems to have paid off as the suspects were arrested following DSS’ reasonable suspicion that they could be terrorists.
The suspects were arrested before they could carry out their operation within the state.
When the matter came up at the court, the presiding Magistrate ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri as requested pending when the DSS will conclude their investigation and arraignment in the High Court.