Police detonates bomb in Jos

Police authorities in Jos, Plateau State capital, said on Friday that the command’s anti-bomb squad detonated some improvised explosive devices in the Congo area of the city.

The command’s spokesperson, Abu Emmanuel, in a statement said the anti-bomb squad responded to a distress call from the Divisional Police officer of in Nasarawa Gwong who reported that some IEDs were located in the area Thursday night.

“At about 23:50 hours, suspected terrorists planted improvised explosive devices at Congo Russia, Jos North. However, there was a distress call from the Divisional Police Officer of Nasarawa Gwong Division, John Edeh, which prompted the Police Anti-Bomb Squad, led by Abel Mbibi, to respond and move swiftly to the scene of the incident. The squad successfully recovered, disarmed, defused and evacuated the IEDs,” he said.

Mr Emmanuel added that the detonation went on smoothly as there was no injury or damage of any kind.

The Police spokesperson also said the command have since launched an investigation into the incident and is confident the perpetrators will be apprehended.

He also commended members of the public for their continued cooperation with security agencies, while urging them to continue to do more till lasting peace is restored in the state.

The anti-bomb squad of the state command also detonated 3 bombs under a bridge last week at Gor Hoss village of Riyom Local Government area.


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