A 29-year-old man identified as Sanni Gafar has been apprehended by a mob, who suspected him of being a terrorist, in the Ijora Badia area of Lagos State.
Naija News reports that the police, however, rescued the suspected terrorist before the mob lynched him.
This incident was confirmed on Monday in a post on Twitter by the Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, Ben Hundeyin.
He wrote: “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 many alleged 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.”