The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a 29-year-old man, identified as Sanni Gafar suspected to be a terrorist from being lynched by an angry mob in the Ijora Badia area of Lagos.
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The suspect was nabbed by residents of the area who suspected his movements. However, Gafar was rescued by the Police who arrived the scene almost immediately.
According to the Police, the suspect who was disguised as a woman, claimed that he was an electrician.
This incident was confirmed on Monday in a post on Twitter by the Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, Ben Hundeyin.
He wrote: “At about 1100hrs today, 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.
“CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, while commending residents of Lagos for their vigilance, once again warns against any form of jungle justice.
All suspicious persons or movements are to be reported to security agencies.”