Sanni Gafar, a suspected terrorist, was apprehended in the state’s Ijora Badia region, according to a statement from the Lagos State Police Command.
Gafar, who was alleged to have dressed as a woman, was arrested when an angry mob attacked him on the grounds that he was a terrorist, according to a tweet from the state police public relations officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Monday.
He said that policemen saved him from being lynched and that the command had started an investigation.
Hundeyin wrote,“Around 11am, 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, 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. The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, 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.”