The police in Lagos have arrested a man whom residents accused of being a terrorist.
The man was almost lynched by a mob but was rescued after the police arrived at the scene.
Lagos police spokesman, Superintendent of Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a tweet that the man was almost lynched in the Ijora Badia area of the state on Monday, August 15, by a mob who accused him of being a terrorist.
Hundeyin said police intervention led to his rescue. He said the man who wore a hijab, claimed he was an electrician.
The tweet reads: “At about 1100hrs today, a mob descended on an alleged terrorist at Ijora Badia. The Police arrived on time to save him from lynching.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the male suspect, who may have been disguised as a woman, is Sanni Gafar, aged 29. He was found with a bag containing three hammers, six screwdrivers, one pair of pliers, one chisel, five spanners, three rolls of black cellophane, cable wires, 20mm bending spring, a pair of black trousers, and a plastic box of clips.
Investigation is ongoing to ascertain his claim that he is an electrician.
“CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc while commending residents of Lagos for their vigilance, once again warns against any form of jungle justice. All suspicious persons or movements are to be reported to security agencies.”