Police foil fresh attack on Lagos community, arrest suspected militants

THE Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested two suspected militants, who attempted to attack Igando community, a suburb in the state.

Spokesperson of the command, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

Badmos said that the suspects were nabbed on Thursday while three guns and ammunition were recovered from them.

She said that some residents of Igando alerted the police of the attempted attack by suspected militants, who came in a boat through the waterways.

“Immediately, the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, deployed more men to the area. Two suspects were arrested with some weapons.

“The security of the area has been beefed up; the command has begun investigation into the attempted attack.

“The police will find out who they are, where they came from and their mission.

“We advise members of the public in the area and other parts of the state not to panic as the police are on top of the situation,’’ she said.