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Mob Attack: Police Rescue Suspected Terrorist



By Linda Ike

The Lagos Police Command, yesterday rescued a man suspected to be a terrorist from a mob attack.

The 29 years old man, identified as Sanni Gafar was accused by the mob at Ijora Badia, in Lagos Mainland of being a terrorist.

It was alleged that he had dressed as a woman and carried a bag containing items suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

According to the Nation newspapers, police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin a Superintendent of Police (SP) who confirmed the incident said the mob descended on the man around 11am.

“At about 1100hrs today (yesterday), a mob descended on an alleged terrorist at Ijora Badia. The police arrived on time to save him from lynching.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the male suspect, who many alleged disguised as a woman, is Sanni Gafar, aged 29.

“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, a 20mm bending spring, a pair of black trousers, and a plastic box of clips.

“The investigation is ongoing to ascertain his claim that he is an electrician. CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending residents of Lagos for their vigilance, once again warns against any form of jungle justice”, he said.

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