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Lagos Commissioner of Police debunks declare of Oshodi market hearth being brought on by explosives

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu has dismissed hearsay of the hearth incident at Kairo market in Oshodi being brought on by explosives.

Odumosu who performed an on-the-spot evaluation of the damages on the market on Friday Might 7, stated the Explosive Ordinance Division of the State Police Command has not found any bomb on the scene of the incident, and subsequently the hearth couldn’t have been brought on by a bomb explosion.

He stated;

“We’ve got seen what occurred and we give God the glory no lives had been misplaced. Regardless of the values of issues that had been misplaced, it can’t be in contrast with lives. We additionally thank God that the portion that bought burnt just isn’t greater than the realm not burnt.

“Because it began, I’ve deployed my males they usually have been on the bottom. My coming is to have a bodily evaluation of what occurred. We’re to make sure there isn’t any breakdown of legislation and order right here.

“The hearsay going round that it was a bomb must be dismissed.

“The strain is already excessive within the nation and we must always not make inflammatory statements.

“That’s why I’m right here with my technical crew, the bomb specialists within the police they usually have gone spherical and no proof the hearth was brought on by a bomb. It has been dominated out that there was a bomb explosion right here. No bomb was discovered right here. So individuals ought to enable the hearth service and the police to conduct their investigation and when the report from their laboratory comes out, we are going to make a press release.”

He appealed to those that misplaced their items to the hearth, saying efforts are ongoing to contain the state authorities to return to their assist.

Odumosu added;

“We solely enchantment to the individuals to manage their annoyance and emotion. Whoever is aggrieved, we’re interesting to them to not take it too far as a result of we aren’t going to permit the breakdown of legislation and order.

“We’re deploying our males right here each in mufti and uniform. We’re as much as the duty and the chairman will search palliatives from the governor for these affected. We preserve interesting to the individuals to be affected person. The chairman will take it up politically whereas I take it as much as safety clever.”

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