In Ogun State, the Nigerian Army detained a member of the Islamic State in West Africa Province.
Mr. Ibrahim Musa, a terrorist, was apprehended at No. 31 Abartura Street in Sango-Ota, Ogun State.
The ISWAP member was in Lagos on a mission to purchase supplies for his organization’s operations in Maiduguri, Borno State.
This is according to a statement signed by Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, on Thursday.
Troops “maintained routine patrols to prevent vandalism on NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa 1 and 2 and Mabgero locations,” according to Onyeuko. Additionally, troops conducted standing patrols and raid operations in important areas throughout the Zone, including Majidun, during which an ISWAP member, Mr Ibrahim Musa, was captured at No 31 Abartura Street in Sango-Ota, Ogun State.
Ibrahim was on a mission to Lagos to purchase particular goods for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri, according to an intelligence assessment. Onyeuko.
“In a related incident, on the basis of an intelligence report on continuous illegal oil bunkering operations at the Alimosho NNPC pipeline, our forces detained one Mr Oyeshola Saheed, the illegal bunkerers’ supervisor.
“However, he identified Mr Akanbi as the sponsor and financier of the illegal bunkering operations in the area. Both their vehicles and equipment were recovered and turned over to the proper authorities for further action.”
By Olutayo Olusanya