The Lagos State police command has debunked claims that a bomb was detonated at the Oshodi area of the state on Monday night.
A bomb scare rumour was circulated in the state on Monday night sending panic among residents, by Tuesday morning, the rumour was still being circulated in the state.
The spokesperson for the command, Samuel Jinadu, said mischief makers were behind the rumours of a bomb blast in the state.
“The command is out to protect lives and property and mischief makers are behind the bomb scare story; there was nothing like bomb at Oshodi, as the officers and men of the command were on ground to comb the nook and corner of Oshodi, No bomb was found and those using their electronic devices like the blackberry to spread false information should desist from the act or face the full wrath of the law,” Mr Jinadu said.
When NEXT visited Oshodi, people were going about their normal activities and there was no sign of tension in the air as passers-by and motorists were seen going about their normal activities.
A commercial bus driver, Akintunde Olabode, at the Oshodi under bridge terminus said he did not hear any bomb blast.
“I am hearing it for the first time that there was a blast at Oshodi; my bus take people to Ibadan and since I came from Ibadan last night I slept in bus with my conductor, we did not hear any blast but if there is going to be any, the government and the police should rise up to the challenge and stop the bombers. Oshodi is populated and any bomb here will be devastating,” Mr Olabode said.
A recharge card dealer under the Oshodi Bridge wants the government to take proactive steps to stop all mischief makers in the state.
“Last night, I heard about the bomb blast at Oshodi, I called my friends living in the area but they said nothing happened,” he said. “This morning, I decided to stay at home to get more information, but when I heard that there was nothing I came to sell my recharge cards but there is no bomb, and I have been selling my cards, though if there is anything my ears are on the ground and I will run but government should fish out these bombers and the people spreading news about the bomb blast.”
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