- The former governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, has narrated how terrorists attempted to bomb the state
- The bomb which was loaded in 17 suitcases was intercepted before it could cause any harm
- The minister noted that the crime was prevented with the help of a citizen
Babatunde Fashola, the minister for works and housing, has revealed how an attempted bomb attack was foiled in Lagos state back in 2013.
Fashola disclosed this while delivering a lecture titled “Insecurity: Taking actions against organized crime” on Thursday, February 6, in Lagos.
The minister who was the then Lagos state governor gave an account of how 17 suitcases loaded with explosives were smuggled and intercepted before it wreaked havoc in the state, The Nation reports.
He went on to note that law enforcement agencies can’t handle the job of security alone. Fashola explained that the threat was foiled with the help of information from a private citizen who discovered the suitcases.
The former governor while delivering his lecture also endorsed the establishment of the Southwest regional security outfit known as operation Amotekun. He added that state police creation should be backed by a legal framework.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a pipeline explosion around Ile-Epo, in Abule Egba area of Lagos rocked the state on Sunday, January 19.
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the explosion left five people dead.
The emergency agency via its official Twitter handle revealed that the victims who lost their lives in the ugly incident were three adult males, one adult female, and one female child.
It was gathered that 11 buildings, 17 shops, 33 trucks, three cars, and three tricycles were destroyed by the inferno.
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