Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, one of Nigeria’s high brow residential areas, was a recent target of attack by the terror sect ,Boko Haram,it was revealed yesterday.
Forty-five alleged members of the group have been identified as the brains behind the plot.
They were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) following intelligence reports about their activities.
The men were ordered to be remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons yesterday by an Isolo Magistrate’s Court pending arraignment.
The suspects include Abuyi Sheriff, Babagana Ali, Abass Ibrahim, Abubakar Grema, Kabiri Ibrahim, Mustaph Mohammed and Usman Mohammed.
Also arrested are Lawal Mohammed, Tela Abana, Mustapha Mohammed, Isa Agafi, Belo Modu, Kachala Babagana, Modu Abu and Alhaji Modu Mustapha.
The attack was said to have been slated for last month soon after the arrival of the suspects i Lagos.
DSS swung into action,by first mounting surveillance on them followed by their arrest.
Recovered from the suspects were arms.
It was gathered that the DSS also obtained confessional statements from them.
The suspects will remain in detention pending conclusion of investigation and filing of charges.
In August,the DSS announced the arrest of 19 suspected terrorists of tBoko Haram in Lagos, Enugu, Plateau, Kano and Gombe States.
They were described as commanders and frontline members of the sect who had played active roles in its bloody campaign in the Northeast.
One of the suspects,Usman Shuaibu (alias Money) claimed to have co-ordinated the attacks with N500000 which was provided by his Amir,Isa Ali.
DSS,in a statement, said : “Shuaibu claimed that the said Isa Ai has links to the leader of the Boko Haram sect,Abubakar Shekau,from where he collects monies to fund operations undertaken by their Markaz.
“Also,he revealed that he has participated in several Boko Haram attacks,including the attacks at Gwoza Divisional police Statetion in 2014.”
He was also alleged to have admitted being the leader of a nine man Boko haram team dispatched from Sambisa forest to carry out the attacks.