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.”
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.