No Bomb Discovered At US Embassy in Lagos – Owoseni

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday debunked the insinuations that there was bomb alert at the American Embassy in Lagos, Thursday.
Owoseni said that the suspected bag rumoured to have contained bomb, kept in one of the vehicles at the Consular General Office, Victoria Island, only contained medical equipment.
The Commissioner said: “We got a call at about 7.40 a.m this morning concerning the strange bag. I immediately dispatched the anti-bomb team, Marine Police and Anti-Terrorist personnel to the scene.
“The anti-bomb team professionally removed the bag from the vehicle. After scanning the bag, they discovered that all items inside were medical tools.
“We are, however, investigating the reason why the bag was left there and who is the owner. We don’t want to leave anything to chance.
“We want to also allay the fears of people in Lagos and the diplomatic communities that there is no cause for alarm. There is no bomb planted at the American Embassy in Lagos.
“The police in Lagos assured foreigners and citizens of their safety. We are ever ready to live up to our constitutional responsibilities.
“Since the bag was removed from the embassy, normal activities have resumed,” Owoseni said.
The bag displayed before newsmen by Owoseni, included bandages, scissors and plaster.
Meanwhile, content of the bag was taken to anti-bomb office for further investigation.

Author: News Editor

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