Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and men of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have reportedly arrested persons suspected to be terrorists in Lagos State.
The suspected terrorists who wore military camouflage were arrested in different parts of the commercial city.
Vanguard reports that the suspected terrorists were drafted by their sponsors to survey some areas in Lagos for possible attacks.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the 81 Division headquarters in Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, the General Officer, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Umar Musa confirmed that many arrests were made.
He stated that they were handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation and prosecution.
The Army general disclosed that the supplier of the army camouflage to the impersonators had also been arrested.
According to him, the war against insurgency as all-inclusive and not just for the Nigerian Army.
Maj. Gen Musa, said, “I can’t remember how many impersonators we have arrested. But we still have quite a large number of them.
“When we make arrests we hand them over to the Nigeria Police to do further investigation and prosecute them because we don’t have the power to prosecute.
“There has been progress to clamp down the sources of these uniforms and accoutrement. We had one suspect who had been in our place for quite some time. He also has been handed over to the DSS which will do further investigation and prosecute him. The Nigeria Customs Service is also doing a lot in this regard.”