Members of the anti-bomb squad of the Lagos State Police Command have announced the discovery of a time bomb at Seme, the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
The bomb was discovered at about 6am on Monday morning at an area dominated by residents from Niger, Mali and Hausa settlers from the northern part of the country.
The police anti-bomb squad has detonated the bomb and have commenced a vigorous search on people passing through the Seme Border. Each person was ordered to raise his hands in the air before being allowed to pass.
"The part of Seme Border where the time bomb was found is occupied mainly by Hausa, Niger and Mali Republic nationals popularly known as 'Zongo'," said a police officer in the area who did not want his name published. "It is suspected the planting of the time bomb might have been done by them.”
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Joseph Jaiyeoba, said he was yet to get any briefing on the report. "I have not heard of anything from Seme Border; give me time to confirm and I will get back to you," he said.