The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

The Police in Edo State have arrested seven suspects. The arrests, newsmen learnt, is not unconnected with the invasion of the State House of Assembly on Thursday.

A source told newsmen that the arrested suspects were among those who prevented the 17 elected lawmakers to make their way to the House for plenary early on Thursday.


The suspects identified as Festus Agbonrenren (25 years), Odion Osayande (23 years), Ogbeiwe Wilfred (52 years), Morgan Uwaigboe (47 years), Osayomore Salami (25 years), Ifeoluwa Oladele (36 years), and Iginobaro Collins (26 years) were arrested on alledged possession of five double-barrel long guns, two single barrel long guns, and ten live cartridges within the premises of the Assembly complex.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, said he was busy when newsmen contacted him, but the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not been authorised to speak on the matter.

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