Po­lice raid Lafia brothel, ar­rest 44 over Boko Haram scare

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hir Joseph, Lafia

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.

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