18 February 2013

Nigeria: Bomb Kills One in Lagos

Photo: Vanguard
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko at the scene of the blast

Twenty seven years after the death of Publisher of Newswatch, Dele Giwa, through a letter bomb, a similar incident occurred Monday under the Festac link bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, which left chairman of the local Dredgers Association dead.

Commissioner of Police for Lagos State Command, Mr. Umar Manko in a statement said that the explosion was not a letter bomb.

Although there were different versions as to how the late Chief Oladele Pius was killed, but it was gathered that he was handed a letter by an unknown persons at about 11am, shortly after he resumed for work.

One of the injured victim of crying for help at the scene Photo Biodun Ogunleye

As the unknown visitor left, Chief Oladele attempted to open the letter, only for an explosion which rocked the entire area killing him on the spot.

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