The Lagos State Police Command yesterday described as untrue rumor making the rounds since Thursday that members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect had sneaked into the state, advising Lagosians to discard such report and go about their legal businesses without fear.
Rather, it clarified that the arrested suspects were from Niger Republic. The foreigners numbering thirty-one as gathered, were arrested at Ojodu-Berger on Thursday at about 6am. News of the infiltration of Boko Haram sect filtered around following the presence of the strangers early Thursday morning with their bags stuffed with unknown substance.
Commercial bus drivers and traders around the area were said to have alerted security personnel while others vacated the area for fear of a possible explosion. But spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Joseph JaiyeOba who confirmed the arrest, informed that policemen swooped on the immigrants and took them to Ketu division for interrogation.
"During screening, it was discovered that they were jobless immigrants and were subsequently handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service", JaiyeOba said.