Soldiers attached to the Defence Headquarters(DHQ),security initiative OPERATION AWATSE has arrested a suspected member of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at the Sango Ota area of Ogun State, military authorities have revealed.
Acting Director Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko made this known at a media briefing in Abuja, saying that “troops carried out standing patrols and raid operations at strategic areas in the south west zone, including Majidun area, during which one Mr. Ibrahim Musa, an ISWAP member was arrested at No 31 Abartura Street in Sango-Ota, Ogun State.
He said: “Intelligence report revealed that Ibrahim was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri. In another development, own troops acting on intelligence report on ongoing illegal oil bunkering activity at Alimosho NNPC pipeline, arrested one Mr. Oyeshola Saheed acting as the illegal bunkerers’ supervisor.
“However, he named one Mr Akanbi as the sponsor and financier of the illegal bunkering activities in the area. Both vehicles and equipment used for their operations were recovered and handed over to appropriate agency for necessary action.”
General Onyeuko while noting that operational activities within the past weeks involved sustained routine patrols to forestall activities of vandals on NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa 1 and 2 and Mabgero areas.

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