Defence Headquarters has announced the arrest of a suspected member of the Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) who was reportedly sent on a mission to Lagos.
Brigade General Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on operations in Abuja on Thursday.
Ibrahim Musa was arrested during patrols and raids in Sango Otta, Ogun State, according to Onyeuko.
He said intelligence reports indicated that Ibrahim was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The troops resisted vandalism activities against NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa I and II, and Mabgero areas, he said.
A troop acting on intelligence arrested Oyeshola Saheed for illegal bunkering activity at Alimosho NNPC pipeline, Onyeuko also revealed.
Mr Akanbi, however, was credited with sponsoring and financing the bunkering activities in the area.
“Both the vehicles and equipment used for their operations were recovered and turned over to the appropriate agencies.” he said.
As part of his non-kinetic engagements, Gen. Lucky Irabor met with retired military generals in the Southwest, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Defence.
According to him, the interaction was part of efforts to trace root causes of security challenges in the country and draw upon the experience and knowledge of retired officers and other stakeholders.