Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Suspected device causes bomb scare at Anambra INEC office



- The anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force reportedly detects an object which looks like an improvised explosive device at the INEC office in Anambra state

- A source says the device was uncovered when the anti-bomb squad combed the entire compound - The state police commissioner, CP Umar Garba, says the substance was found outside the INEC compound The office the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra state was thrown in a state of panic following the alleged discovery of an object which looked like an improvised explosive device (IED). 



This Day newspaper, citing an unnamed source, reported that the suspected IED was detected by the anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The source stated that the device was uncovered when the anti-bomb squad combed the entire compound on Monday morning, November 13, looking for the suspected device allegedly planted there. The source said: “It was early this morning that I was trying to use that road, when police condoned it off. We were told that they found a device that looked like a bomb and had to stop everyone so that they can diffuse the device.” The alleged discovery of the device has prompted massive security beef up around the INEC office. 



Visitors to the compound are now being subjected to full identification before they were allowed inside. Speaking on the issue, the state police commissioner, CP Umar Garba, stated that substance was found outside the INEC compound. He said it could have been dropped by anyone. Garba, however, did not specify what the substance was, noting that the police was on ground to verify facts. Meanwhile, some alleged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been caught while they reportedly went about warning people in Anambra state to avoid coming out during the governorship election which is scheduled to hold on November 18. The suspects were identified as Chidiebere Nwaona, 35; Nwagbougwu Okeke, 55, and John Nwaogazi, 50, were apprehended at Alaoji Flyover in Aba by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, who were on a patrol in the area. The suspected members of the agitating group recently declared a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian authorities were arrested by officers of the Nigerian army. The suspects were armed with some leaflets with the inscription bearing the message: No election in Anambra state and the entire Biafra land until referendum is conducted. Biafrans, sit at home on 18th November.





Visitors to the compound are now being subjected to full identification before they were allowed inside. Speaking on the issue, the state police commissioner, CP Umar Garba, stated that substance was found outside the INEC compound. He said it could have been dropped by anyone. Garba, however, did not specify what the substance was, noting that the police was on ground to verify facts. Meanwhile, some alleged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been caught while they reportedly went about warning people in Anambra state to avoid coming out during the governorship election which is scheduled to hold on November 18. The suspects were identified as Chidiebere Nwaona, 35; Nwagbougwu Okeke, 55, and John Nwaogazi, 50, were apprehended at Alaoji Flyover in Aba by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, who were on a patrol in the area. The suspected members of the agitating group recently declared a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian authorities were arrested by officers of the Nigerian army. The suspects were armed with some leaflets with the inscription bearing the message: No election in Anambra state and the entire Biafra land until referendum is conducted. Biafrans, sit at home on 18th November. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1135176-suspected-device-bomb-scare-anambra-inec-office.html#1135176


This Day newspaper, citing an unnamed source, reported that the suspected IED was detected by the anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The source stated that the device was uncovered when the anti-bomb squad combed the entire compound on Monday morning, November 13, looking for the suspected device allegedly planted there. The source said: “It was early this morning that I was trying to use that road, when police condoned it off. We were told that they found a device that looked like a bomb and had to stop everyone so that they can diffuse the device.” The alleged discovery of the device has prompted massive security beef up around the INEC office. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1135176-suspected-device-bomb-scare-anambra-inec-office.html#1135176
- The anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force reportedly detects an object which looks like an improvised explosive device at the INEC office in Anambra state Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1135176-suspected-device-bomb-scare-anambra-inec-office.html#1135176
Suspected device causes bomb scare at Anambra INEC office Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1135176-suspected-device-bomb-scare-anambra-inec-office.html#1135176
Suspected device causes bomb scare at Anambra INEC office Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1135176-suspected-device-bomb-scare-anambra-inec-office.html#1135176
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