Fear of Boko Haram comes to Lagos as anti-bomb squad is called to Silverbird

May 9, 2012 in Nigerian Current Affairs

Lagos has finally been hit by the fear of Boko Haram. After that prank call to AIT in which an individual claiming to be a rep of the dreaded Islamic sect threatened to attack Lagos and Abuja in 72 hours, most malls/big buildings in the state are now more security conscious and are thoroughly searching cars and individuals before allowing them into their premises.

They searched me and my car this afternoon when I entered the Adeniran Ogunsanya shopping mall. First time that will ever happen, and when I asked them why, they said they got intelligence report that BH was planning to bomb a mall in Lagos.

Meanwhile, an anti-bomb squad was invited to Silverbird Galleria this morning to sweep the building.

Courtesy Linda Ikeji’s blog