Fashola Berates US Over Lagos Terrorist Attack Warning

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, on Monday, described as inappropriate the United States warning of an impending terror attack on two hotels in the state.

The governor, who spoke with newsmen in Ikeja after handing over 100 patrol vans and 150 motorcycles to the state police command to enhance its operational efficiency, stated that the warning was wrongly channelled and that it was capable of creating panic and confusion in the country.

Fashola said the United States should have followed due diplomatic process by sharing such privileged information with the home government, rather than making it public.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the US Embassy in Nigeria, had claimed in an email on May 2, that terror groups were planning an attack on the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos.

“There is no further information regarding the timing and method of the attack.

“US citizens are cautioned to avoid the hotels at this time,” said the embassy’s e-mail advisory.


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