by Ranti Joseph
Major General Tamubomiebi Dibi, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Lagos, on Wednesday has said that it was an mischievous allegation that armed soldiers were at the Bourdillon home of Senator Bola Tinubu.
Dibi said that it was a figment of imagination of anyone to contemplate that armed soldiers had been deployed to Tinubu’s house. “It is all a ruse as no politician in Lagos, including the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu is under military watch list,” he said.
Dibi said soldiers in the Lagos State Security initiative, the Operation Mesa (OP Mesa and Quick Response Group (QRG) had always been on patrol in the Ikoyi and Victoria Island areas.
He said that no soldier had been deployed specifically to keep surveillance on the APC leader. “Why should we deploy soldiers to monitor Bola Tinubu, there is no need for it as he has not done anything wrong,”he added.
Dibi further said that the relative peace enjoyed in the state stemmed from the involvement of the military in QRG and OP Mesa organized by Lagos state. “The soldiers are not deployed to take over, surround or mount surveillance on Tinubu’s house,” he explained.