Police raid Lafia brothel, arrest 44 over Boko Haram scare
The police in Nasarawa State yesterday raided a brothel in the Angwan Jaba area of Lafia and arrested 44 persons. It was not clear what the operation led by the Area Commander in charge of Lafia, ACP Monday Bala was for, but witnesses suggested that those nabbed are Boko Haram suspects. Truckloads of armed policemen first stormed the area on Friday evening and arrested 23 persons at a soccer viewing centre near the brothel, but they freed all the suspects the next day,” a witness said.
Yesterday, the policemen returned to the area, this time, storming the brothel which is popularly known as Gidan Babajide. They did not arrest commercial sex workers, only men, some of them teenagers who were taken first to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) along Jos Road, and later transferred to the Area Command headquarters in Ombi area of the state capital.
Police spokesman, ASP Umaru Ismaila told Daily Trust that he could not confirm the arrest and the reason for the operation because he was just returning from an assignment in neighbouring Benue State.