27th February, 2012
A team of policemen from anti-bomb squad of the Lagos State Police Command this morning announced a shock find at the Seme Border near the Nigeria Republic of Benin border area.
According to a police source that prefers anonymity, the time bomb was planted by unknown persons but the police anti-bomb squad men discovered it about 6 a.m today.
The border area where the time bomb was discovered is dominated by residents from Niger, Mali and Hausa men from the North thus giving credence to speculations that Boko Haram Islamists may have found their way to Lagos.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the police anti-bomb squad has detonated the bomb and they were conducting a vigorous search on people passing through the Seme Border this morning. Each person was ordered to raise his hands in the air before being allowed to pass.
But as rigorous as the search was, our source said more bombs were not found in the area.
The source said, “the part of Seme Border where the time bomb was found is occupied mainly by Hausa, Niger and Mali Republic nationals popularly known as “Zongo”. It is suspected the planting of the time bomb might have been done by them.”
Contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Joseph Jaiyeoba said he was yet to get any briefing on the report.
“I have not heard of anything from Seme Border. Give me time to confirm and I will get back to you,” the police image maker said.