The Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has revealed how a bomb attempt on Lagos State was foiled in 2013.
Fashola show as governor of the state at the time stated that 17 suitcases packed with explosives intended to be used to cause havoc in the state were intercepted.
The Minister who disclosed this while speaking at an annual public lecture of the United Action for Change, UAC, in Lagos, said the discovery was made via help from citizens.
He said: “It is when information is offered that law enforcement must act to check, recheck and verify. So, when 17 suitcases loaded with explosives were brought into Lagos in 2013, law enforcement missed it.
“It was citizen information, which we did not discard that led to their seizure, apprehension of the suspects and their cargo of terror.
“They were tried in Lagos without public show. That was the period new courts were being built in Badagry and we prosecuted them there. They were given a fair trial because they had lawyers representing them.
“They were over 20 and were convicted and this enabled government put them in a place where they could no longer harm residents of Lagos.”