The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command says it rescued a suspected terrorist, who dressed in female attire, from being lynched by some residents of the state.
The incident happened at Ijora Badia area of Lagos State on Monday, according to a statement from the Command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin.
Although he said the police rescued the suspect, the suspect meanwhile claimed to be an electrician who was going for his business.
According to Hundeyin, “At about 1100hrs today (Monday), 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, 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.”
The command’s spokesman said that while the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, commended residents of Lagos for their vigilance. He, however, warned against any form of jungle justice.
He appealed that all suspicious persons or movements should be reported to security agencies.