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Man Arrested For Allegedly Planning to Bomb Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

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The suspect, Abiodun Amos and the explosives

One Abiodun Amos, 43, aka Senti, an indigene of Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly planning to blow up Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

PUNCH reports that the suspect was arrested at Majidun, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

According to a Police source:

The suspect is a member of a militant group operating from the creeks of Ikorodu and Arepo areas of Lagos and Ogun states. The police got an intelligence report from the Office of the National Security Adviser that Amos and his gang members wanted to blow up the Third Mainland Bridge.

After receiving the report, the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, directed the IRT operatives to commence a full-scale investigation and it was discovered that the group actually planned to blow up the bridge at the end of November 2016. The suspect, who coordinated the plan, was arrested before the scheduled date.

The group was trailed to a river bank in the Majidun area, where the suspect, an expert in explosive, was arrested. Two Ak-47 rifles hidden in a Ghana-Must-Go bag were found in his possession and he led operatives to a vehicle parked discreetly within Ikorodu, and a large cache of dynamite and detonators were recovered from its boot.

 

Amos said that his gang went into kidnapping after military operations in the creeks around Lagos and Ogun states. He said that the plan to bomb Third Mainland Bridge was initiated by the gang head, General Ossy.

 

“We went into bank robberies and kidnapping because we wanted to get government’s attention and all we wanted was for them to grant us amnesty and offer us pipeline protection contract. We have made several appeals, but the government is not listening to us.

General Ossy said if we didn’t blow up the Third Mainland Bridge, government would not listen to us. We had concluded plans and we decided to carry out the attack by November ending. I am the group’s explosive expert.  We were about going into the creek to conclude plans on how to carry out the attack when I was arrested,” Amos said.

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, confirmed the report.

“An arrest was made of an individual. While the police operatives were pursuing another one in a vehicle, he abandoned the vehicle and ran but he was tracked down. Some explosives were discovered in the vehicle and two Ak-47 guns were recovered from him,” Awunah said.

8 Comments

  1. keke driver

    December 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Ah! Alakoba Omo…Thank God y’all caught Him….But what do people gain from terrible acts like this?

  2. Miss Fine

    December 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Trust the police force they will torture him very well. See his face!

  3. Ima

    December 29, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Which one is pipeline protection amnesty? What is wrong with these lazy ass men? I pray all their members are caught and severely dealt with

  4. OJ

    December 29, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Now we can see that the so called niger delta / ijaw militants vandalisng pipelines along the Arepo/ikorodu axis is actually a fellow ofe nmanu from thier south west ooooo…..this peeps sha!!

    • Baba

      December 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Bella Naija!!! Comments like this made some of us stop visiting Linda Ikeji!! Sort your comment approval!!!

    • Lala

      December 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      So, it’s only Ijaws that make up the Niger Delta abi? For your information, Edo, Imo, and Eket people are also Niger delta. As well, Delta state, Rivers state and Ondo State are a part of the Niger Delta and these states have non-ijaw oil producing communities.

      Ijaw youths did blow up pipelines including the loading depot in Lagos some years back and other militant youths saw what it brought for them- amnesty and so they (youths like the ones in this article) stepped out to try their luck.

      More so, ijaw militants who blew up pipelines have mainly been sponsored by ‘big men’ and they keep getting used by the likes of Tompolo and Asari Dokunbo.

      I am not saying there are no genuine issues for the people of the Niger Delta and I am from the Niger Delta, born and bred, but our issues are no more pertinent than those of the other regions of Nigeria. What has militancy gained for the Niger Delta except to make a handful of people rich?

      The best achievement for the Niger Delta today is the 13% derivation revenue paid to all oil producing communities to develop those towns and villages that produce oil and this was not won by blowing up pipelines but by engagement and constant meetings with the federal government, writing petitions in national dailies, etc. This 13% derivation was down to the dogged fight of people like Rita Lori Ogbebor and she is not ijaw. So stop making everything about tribe.

      Finally, these my Niger Delta youths should all go to their state governors and ask them what they do with the 13% derivation payments which runs into millions of naira. Those governors should be held responsible not the federal. Do you know how many billions of Naira is paid to the NDDC for development of the Oil producing states? Let those of us from the N/Delta be true to ourselves by asking our state governments to account for these Niger Delta funds that have found their way into private pockets!

    • Marks

      December 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      @Lala, you don’t need to lie about being from.Niger-Delta to push your bias accross. You Buhari’s people stink with your antics. The same antics that fooled millions.of ‘university educated’ people into the biting hardship going on now. Stop!

  5. Somto

    December 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Well spoken Lala. These lazy youths should educate their minds and start holding their greedy Governors accountable

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