by Isi Esene
There are unconfirmed reports that a bomb was discovered today in a room at Reliance Hotel located on Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. The hotel shares the same fence with St. Leo Catholic Church and is directly opposite Assemblies of God Church.
There is no information on any arrests at the time of filing this report.
According to hotel sources, three men slept in the hotel last night and checked out this morning. The package which was later discovered to be a bomb, was found when the hotel housekeeper went in to clean the room.
The hotel promptly alerted the anti-bomb squad who cordoned off the area for hours working feverishly to defuse the bomb.
After it was defused, the bomb was reportedly brought out of the hotel before being taken away in a blue vehicle.
We are awaiting some form of confirmation from police authorities on this incident.
There was a similar claim a few months ago about a bomb being defused by around Ikeja Under-bridge, a claim which was later denied.