An attempt by a notorious militant group operating from the creeks of Ikorodu and Arepo areas of Lagos and Ogun States to bomb the 3rd Mainland Bridge, the longest Bridge in West Africa, has been foiled.
It was gathered that a top kingpin of the dreaded group who was identified as Abiodun Amos, was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, who trailed him to a river bank at the Majidu area of Ikorodu, Lagos. The head of the group, who is also known as Senti, is alleged to be a native of Ese-Odo Local Government of Ondo State. Among items recovered from them include: two Ak47 rifles, hidden in a ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag, as well as other dangerous weapons. According to report by Leadership, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), uncovered the plan to attack the Third Mainland Bridge. Following the discovery, the IGP, Ibrahim Idris directed his operatives at the IRT led by Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to commence full scale investigation and it was discovered afterwards that the group was actually planning to blow up the bridge at the end of November 2016.