Boko Haram: Tension in Lagos, Enugu markets over DSS arrests


The recent announcement by the Department of State Security that the dreaded Boko Haram sect has moved into Lagos and Enugu has led to widespread tension and fear in the states.

Ever since the security agency made the revelation in a press statement on Sunday, residents have not stopped discussing the ominous implications of the development in the states.

The DSS on Sunday had announced the arrest of 20 suspected Boko Haram commanders in Lagos, Kano, Enugu, Plateau and Gombe states between July 8 and August 25, 2015. Some of the suspects were said to have masterminded suicide attacks in Potiskum, Kano, Zaria, and Jos.

The Baba Oloja (market leader) at Owotuntun, Okrika, Kaatangwa market, Lagos, Badmus Aboderin, said there has been palpable tension among traders since the DSS announced the arrests.

Aboderin said market leaders had been holding prayer sessions and holding meetings with security agencies to secure the market from Boko Haram attack.

Happenings Media