The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has stated that there was no discovery of any explosive device in Agege area of Lagos.
He said that contrary to rumour, what residents of Agege suspected to be bomb was rather a bundle containing thrash.
There was palpable fear in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub following the alleged discovery of suspected explosive substance, which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the streets in Agege area of the state.
However, the police boss said the development was nothing to worry about.
The development had led to residents scampering for safety, following the bomb scare.
Owoseni, who briefed newsmen alongside service commanders of security formations and top government functionaries in the state, said security agencies responded swiftly to the development and discovered that contrary to rumour, the substance was a bundle of thrash dropped in the manhole.
He said: “Early this morning, we were alerted to a situation where it was reported that some passersby dropped something inside a manhole in one of the streets at Agege, which led to a bomb scare.
“The security operatives quickly responded; the bomb disposal unit also went there; those manholes were checked and it was found out that it was just a bundle of thrash that was thrown into the manhole.
“We also seized the opportunity to do what is called ‘sweeping of the environment’ to reassure members of the public that security operatives in the state are alive to their responsibilities, and that once we get information on a timely basis, response will also be done in swift manner to ensure that nothing untoward happens in Lagos.”