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.
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.”
The Army general disclosed that the supplier of the army camouflage to the impersonators had also been arrested.