The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected terrorist, Sanni Gafar, in the Ijora Badia area of the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest via a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, said the suspect was arrested after an angry mob attacked him on the suspicion that he was a terrorist.
He explained that according to the mob, the alleged terrorist was dressed as a woman, causing suspension in the area.
He wrote, “He was found with a bag containing three hammers, six screwdrivers, one pair of pliers, one chisel, five spanners, three rolls of black cellophane, cable wires, 20mm bending spring, a pair of black trousers, and a plastic box of clips.
“Investigation is ongoing to ascertain his claim that he is an electrician”.
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, who commended residents of Lagos for their vigilance, warned against any form of jungle justice.
The police boss in Lagos stated that all suspicious persons or movements are to be reported to security agencies.
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