The Department of State Services said in Abuja that it had arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos State.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday.
A statement signed by the spokesperson for the service, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja, said that the suspects fled to Lagos to evade arrest in North-East.
He gave the names of the suspects as Fanayi Hassan, Butame Hassan, Kologoni Bukar and Amina Abubakar.
He said that the suspects “fled to the state (Lagos) to evade arrest in the ongoing military offensive in the North-East.”
On the same day, Opuiyo said that at Okene town, the leader of Boko Haram sect in Okene, Mr. Abdullahi Mohammed aka Huja, was arrested.
He said that the suspect had been responsible for the co-ordination of Boko Haram activities in Okene axis of Kogi State.
Also on January 1, at Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, Opuiyo said that Bale Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte, Borno State, where they were alleged to have been involved in Boko Haram terrorist activities.
Also on the same date, he said that a kidnap suspect, Amadu Bello, was apprehended at Hotoron Arewa, Kano State for his alleged involvement in a kidnap operation at Zomo village, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State from which was said to have fetched him N3m from the ransom.
In a related development and on January 6, Paul Ali (aka Simplee), who was described as a high profile leader of a kidnap syndicate was arrested at Hill Flower Hotel, Asaga Ohafia, Abia State.
Ali, who was said to have operated different camps at Ikot Abasi and Mbo in Akwa Ibom State, was alleged to have been responsible for notable kidnap incidents across the Niger Delta.
He was also said to be a member of the Bakassi Strike Force which was said to have carried out attacks against oil installations in the area.
At the time of his arrest, Ali, with his alleged associate, Chidiebere Kanu were alleged to be planning the kidnap of a Federal lawmaker and an expatriate.
Kanu, according to Opuiyo, is presently at large.
In another incident, Opuiyo claimed that suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Ibrahim Mala and Abdallah Modu were arrested on January 6 at Amba and Gudi villages of Kokona Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State.
The suspects who are said to be indigenes of Maiduguri, Borno State, were alleged to have fled the military action in Borno State and were regrouping in the State under different trade covers.
While Modu is said to be involved in the selling of children’s wears, Mala on the other hand, trades in perfumes.
Opuiyo said that Mala had confessed to his membership of the sect and allegedly disclosed that he (Mala) joined the Yusufiyya faction in 2007.