There was confusion in council’s premises as staff and visitors fled in various directions. A good number of motorists were already outside the premises before they remembered that their cars were inside.
Street Journal gathered that the device was planted behind the Local Government Doctor’s office where it was connected to an air conditioning unit. It was however discovered by one of the staff who wanted to put in the air conditioner.
Policemen from the Anti-Bomb squad swung into action as they arrived at the scene and cleared the local government premises of all vehicles. They took the device away promising to subject it to tests which would confirm if it iis an explosive or not.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Samuel Jinadu later disclosed to newsmen that the substance was not an explosive.
Only a few months ago, there was a rumour that bombs had been placed in some parts of Oshodi, a rather busy area in Lagos. It was also rumoured that the Third Mainland Bridge had been pencilled for attack by the Boko Haram sect.