Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Police detonate explosives hidden in television set

The police in Kaduna, Tuesday, detonated an improvised explosive device, IED, concealed in a television set and planted at Katsina roundabout on Ahmadu Bello Way.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Jinjiri Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said the explosive was planted around 4 a.m. and was found around 6 a.m.

"An IED concealed in a television set was found this morning after it was planted around 4 a.m. and based on intelligence report, we got to know of it.

"Our men arrived there around 6 a.m. and they successfully detonated it and there was no casualty recorded."

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that the noise of the explosive attracted residents of the area who ran out of their houses for safety.

The commssioner said that residents of the area got to know about it after the police had cordoned off the area and the noise that followed the detonation attracted some residents.

He appealed to residents of the city to volunteer information to the police for prompt action to tackle the insecurity challenges in the state.


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