General officer commanding (GOC) 81 Div. of the Nigerian army in Lagos, Isidore Edet, on Sunday said the division arrests Boko Haram insurgents on a daily basis in the state.
Edet said members of the sect who flee the superior power of the military in the north-east come to Lagos.
He made the assertion at the inter-denominational service organised to commemorate the Nigerian army celebration day at Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Ikeja cantonment.
“Almost on a daily basis, we arrest Boko Haram members that flee into Lagos just like they flee to other places. They have seen that the war is being won so they are running, so the army in conjunction with other security agencies arrest them almost on a daily basis.
“Initially they deny when we ask them questions, but when we probe further, they start revealing where they fought, how they killed soldiers, how they detonated bombs in post office, Maiduguri and so on.
“By this, we do what we need to do by sending them to the higher authorities to do what the laws and the constitution of Nigeria says it will do with them.”
Edet said the officers and soldiers in the army should be thankful to God for witnessing another army celebration day, adding that many colleagues had died during the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.