As Nigerians continue to worry about the state of insecurity in the nation, a man suspected to be a bomber was yesterday arrested in Ado Ekiti for an alleged attempt to bomb Government House, the official residence of the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Interestingly, this is taking place about 24 hours to the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which is expected on the case instituted by the former governor of the state, Engr. Segun Oni, challenging his removal from office and subsequent declaration of Governor Kayode Fayemi as the validly elected Governor in the 2007 and 2009 elections in the state.
The suspected bomber was said to have been conveyed to the spot by a motorbike rider who was said to have escaped arrest as soon as he dropped the suspect in front of the main gate of the Government’s House. However, the alleged bomber was said to be making a frantic attempt to contact some people through his telephone, a development that gave room for suspicion that he had a sinister motive.
While he was busy making his phonecalls, a civil servant simply known as Johnson,was said to have queried his mission in that restricted area, which is about six poles to the Governor’s Lodge. The civil servant, Vanguard further gathered alerted the security details at the main gate of the Government’s House. The security officers dispossessed the suspect of some of his personal belongings. Some of the items found on the suspect include explosive device and other dangerous weapons, even charms, knives and other lethal tools.