19th August, 2014
Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered the Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos Airport Command, Waheed Salau, to immediately transfer the suspect arrested with an improvised explosive device, IED, at the Lagos airport to the Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The order is coming after the suspect allegedly confessed that he and two others now at large were sent to bomb the airport and other highly populated areas in Lagos State.
According to a police source at Airport Command, the signal came from Abuja Tuesday morning after Salau, the Police Commissioner in charge of the Lagos Airport Command, sent a preliminary report on the alleged confession of the suspect to Abba.
The suspect was arrested at the airport by security operatives while he was about to bomb the Centrex Unit of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency along Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The 22-year old physically challenged suspect confessed to the security operatives that they were three that were sent to bomb the airport and other parts of the city of Lagos.
When P.M.NEWS reporter visited the Airport Police Command Tuesday morning, officers were seen discussing the incident.
They declined to speak with our reporter and referred him to the international airport to meet the spokesman. The PPRO was not in the office when our reporter visited and his phone rang but he did not pick the call.