Police foil bomb attack in Sokoto PDP office

The Peoples Democratic Party

The anti bomb squad of the Nigerian Police Force Wednesday foiled an attempt to bomb the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) located along Ali Akilu road in Sokoto.

Reports from witnesses at the secretariat said two persons riding on a motorcycle arrived the secretariat and handed over a polythene bag to one of the policemen guarding the complex saying “ Ga kayan Gwari”, translated, “here take some fruit”.

The Police officer became suspicious and declined to collect the bag from them after which they dropped in front of the secretariat and sped off.

The office then drew the attention of the anti-bomb squad, who moved in to diffuse the object.The state Deputy Chairman of the PDP,  Ibrahim Balarabe, told Newsmen at the scene that the incident has created a lot of fear in people working at the secretariat, adding however that they are grateful to God the bomb did not go off.

“Our attention was drawn to the ugly development but we are grateful to God that it had not detonated,” he said.The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Aliyu, said that the Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit of the Command saved the situation.

He called on members of the public to complement the efforts of the Police by providing information at all times.

“On our part, we will continue to do our best to sustain the peaceful nature the state,” the CP said.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.