Bomb Alert in Lagos

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By Idris Kasumu


Men of the Nigeria Police Anti-Bomb Squad today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 averted what could have led to another major disaster in Lagos State.

There were reports that a bag full of explosives was placed at frontage of St. Leo’s Catholic Church at Adenubi Close in Ikeja, Lagos.

It took the intervention of the Anti-bomb squad who were alerted by residents of the area to defuse it.

It all began at about 11am today around Majekodunmi Street, off Toyin Street Ikeja, Lagos when members of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, went on their normal routine duty to collect refuse from residents in the area when one of them saw a bag thought to be full of garbage.

In an attempt to carry it for dispose, they realized that it was explosives and quickly alerted residents in the area who instantly called the Anti-bomb squad that later confirmed that it was a bomb.

It took the anti-bomb squad almost an hour to defuse it and later carried it along with them to their office.

According to eyewitness the bomb was placed in front of the St. Leo’s Catholic Church, beside the office of the Security Watch Africa (A television security program) opposite the Assemblies of God Church.

Meanwhile, effort to get the Police side of the story was unsuccessful as the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Sector Command; Ngozi Braide said she is yet to get any report on the matter.

According to her “I have not being able to confirm this story please give me some time, give me thirty minutes”.

Subsequent calls put through were not answered.

Culled from Nigeria Politics Online


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