Nigeria: Lagos State Govt Reacts To Bomb Threat At Secretariat

There was panic at the Lagos State Government Secretariat complex, on Thursday, following the rumor that the state might be the next prime target of bomb blast by the Boko Haram sect.

Report says the state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola had quickly responded to the situation by ordering the closure of prominent entrances into the secretariat, including that of the deputy governor, Mrs Joke Orelope-Adefulire.

The development also resulted in heavy human and vehicular traffic within the secretariat as workers and visitors hurried to flee the scene.

The state Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Mr. Tunde Shobulo, was on ground at the secretariat to monitor the enforcement of the new restriction order when workers resumed from a two-day Eid-el-Fitri holiday.

But another police said the order may “not be unconnected with the wave of bombing by the radical Boko Haram sect across the country”. Security has also been beefed up in and around the secretariat, which has different cases of armed robbery in the recent time.

The entrance gate to the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, situated inside the secretariat was also on Monday shut out from vehicle owners, staff and visitors.

Security officers on duty turned told visitors intending to enter that they were acting on instruction, which they said was prompted by the wave of recent bomb attacks in the country.

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