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A major operation by Hezbollah in Ikoyi and Lekki areas of Lagos was foiled yesterday with the arrest of the Nigerian coordinator by INTERPOL in Sudan.

Security agents arrested the Hezbollah leader, Ali Mohamed El-Hassan at the zero-hour of a major operation.

According to sources in the intelligence community, El-Hassan, a Nigerian citizen, was recruited by Hezbollah in 2011, at a religion conference in Tehran, the capital city of Iran.

He was later trained in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and recently operated as undercover for UNIT-400, the special forces unit of the Quds Force.

He was found to have also used a fake passport of Sudan to operate.

El-Hassan lives in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Founded in the early 1980s, Hezbollah which literally means Party of Allah is a Shia Islamist militant group based in Lebanon. It is considered as one of the richest groups on the US terrorist list, with an estimated $500million in financial assets.

The organization or its military wing are considered terrorist organizations in 18 countries, the Arab League and the European Union.

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