The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, has raised an alarm over an alleged planned terrorist attack in Lagos State, just as it happened in Owo, Ondo State not long ago.
Adams questioned the Lagos State government on why it is not deploying men of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun.
According to him, while Lagos State may not be battling terrorist attacks like some states in the federation, cases of kidnapping for ransom are commonplace, especially in rural areas like Badagry, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, and other parts of the state.
“I don’t know the reason why Lagos State has not implemented Amotekun. I don’t know the political reasons behind their failure to organise Amotekun in Lagos,” he told Daily Independent.
“The crime in Lagos may not be that of terrorism but it can be worse at times.
“Terrorists have infiltrated Lagos State but they haven’t struck. They can strike anytime. Our people should be very careful especially when recruiting Northerners as security guards for now.
“They need to be vigilant, watchful and carry out proper investigation about the Northerners they are employing to guard their homes. Some of these people may be agents of these terrorists. They recruit them based on Islamist fanaticism. So, there is need to be very careful so that you don’t bring a terrorist to watch over you in the night.”