Military arrests ISWAP terrorist in Ogun State

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The Nigerian Army has said that it arrested a member of the Islamic State in West Africa Province in Ogun State.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operation Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko.

The terrorist identified as Ibrahim Musa, was arrested at No. 31 Abartura Street in Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

According to the statement, the ISWAP member was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for his group’s operations in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Onyeuko said troops had been patrolling NNPC pipelines in the area to forestall delinquent activities when they arrested Musa.

He said, “Intelligence report revealed that Ibrahim was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri.

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“In another development, own troops acting on intelligence report on ongoing illegal oil bunkering activity at Alimosho NNPC pipeline arrested one Mr Oyeshola Saheed acting as the illegal bunkerers’ supervisor.

“However, he named one Mr Akanbi as the sponsor and financier of the illegal bunkering activities in the area. Both vehicles and equipment used for their operations were recovered and handed over to appropriate agency for necessary action.”

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