Nigeria's Secret Police otherwise known as the Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested 45 suspected Boko Haram suspects in connection with a foiled attack on Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos in September.
The DSS also charged the suspects to a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Isolo on Friday and the court ordered the remand of the 45 suspects in Kirikiri prisons in the state.
The DSS, which obtained the remand order on the suspects, told the court that they were arrested in connection with a foiled attack on Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos in September.
The DSS said the suspects were arrested following intelligence report on their alleged plan to attack the estate, which is in a high brow area in the state. The security operatives told the court that the suspects had volunteered confessional statements, adding that arms were recovered from them.
The DSS urged the court to remand the suspects in prison pending further investigations. The magistrate, who asked that his name should not be disclosed for security reasons, granted the prayers that the suspects be remanded in prison.
According to the charge filed before the court, the names of the suspects include Abuyi Sheriff, Babagana Ali, Abass Ibrahim, Abubaka Grema, Kabiri Ibrahim, Mustaph Mohammed, Usman Mohammed, Modu Amsami, Isa Agafi, Adamu Jebili and Saja Kamba.
Also among them were: Abba Sagoma, Mallam Buchu, Abdul-Kareem Abba, Babagana Koloye, Usman Buka, Adamu Mohammed, Lawal Mohammed, Tela Abana, Mustapha Mohammed, Isa Agafi, Belo Modu, Kachala Babagana, Modu Abu and Alhaji Modu Mustapha.
According to an affidavit presented before the court, DSS arrested suspects following an intelligence report that there will be terrorist attack in September 2015 by the terrorists group at Dolphin estate in Ikoyi, Etiosa Local government, Lagos.
The affidavit stated further that arms were recovered and the suspects made confessional statement after their arrest that they actually attempted to bomb the estate.
The DSS stated that it received a report that some members of Boko Haram had relocated to Lagos to cause mayhem, adding that it deployed a team to condone off the area and the suspects were intercepted and arrested before they could carry out their operation of bombing the state.
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