- Lagos police command has denied the arrest of Boko Haram insurgents in the state
- Army was said to have claimed that 8 members of Boko Haram were arrested in the state
- Bala Elkana, the state police spokesman, said the command has no record of any arrest of Boko Haram members
There are indications that no proper intelligence sharing exits between the Nigeria police and the Army in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and other security threats in the country.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the claim by the Army that it arrested eight suspected Boko Haram members in Lagos, has been denied by the police.
Legit.ng gathered that the newspaper said that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefun, told the public that eight suspected Boko Haram members who were allegedly planning to bomb an unnamed higher institution in the state, were arrested.
Speaking on the Army's claim, the Lagos state police public relations officer, Bala Elkana, insisted that the police in the state had no record of any arrest of any Boko Haram member in any of its divisions and other formations.
He, however, assured residents of the state that the police were ready to protect their lives and property.
“I don t know where you got that information from but what I can tell you is that the Lagos state police command has no record of any arrest of Boko Haram members. The arrest was not documented with the police and we don’t know anything about it,” Elkana said.
The state government also issued a statement assuring the residents that all would be well, despite the threat posed by the reported continued invasion of suspected sect members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the military on Thursday, November 7, said over 86 children used as child soldiers by the Boko Haram insurgents were handed over to the Borno state government.
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