Nigeria Police Confirm Three Unexploded Bombs At Scene Of Nyanya Attack Disabled

04eba7d8f76b8157f66107c4886bc892Three unexploded improvised explosive devices, IEDs, at the scene of the May 1 explosion in Nyanya, Abuja, have been safely disabled by men of the anti-bomb squad, the Nigeria Police confirmed on Friday.

The explosion on Thursday night close to the scene of last month’s deadly attacks, left at least 19 persons dead with about 60 others sustaining injuries.

Briefing journalists on Friday at a news conference in Nyanya, the scene of the latest terrorist attack, the Police Public Relations Officer at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Frank Mba, said the IEDs had been rendered safe.

The spokesperson of the Department of State Security, SSS, Marilyn Ogar, and an official of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, attended the briefing.

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Mr. Mba said that six others, apart from the 60 injured had been treated and discharged.

“Investigations are ongoing and we appeal to the citizens to rally round the security forces at this critical point in our history.

“It will take the unity of all of us to defeat terror”, Mr. Mba said, and declined further comment on whether any arrest had been made.

“I will not speak at this stage on ongoing investigations but investigations are ongoing and we will give facts when it is right to do so”.

Speaking in the same vein, Ms Ogar solicited the cooperation of all Nigerians to win the war against terrorism.

“We must take our security into our hands because the security agencies cannot do it all alone, it must be collective.

“The call here is for all Nigerians to rally round security agencies; it is not a time to say they are not doing what they are supposed to do.

“The number of security personnel in the country is very small compared to the population, rally round us through information, no information is useless”, Ms. Ogar appealed.

5 COMMENTS

  1. President jonathan don’t live a life of had I known..it is better u expose these northern elites that guru maharaj has revealed, arrest them and forward them to international criminal court tribunal..if u are to scared or afraid of them please better allow other politicians whom are capable of arresting and sentencing them to run this country..believe u me if u haven’t exposed them and make them face persecution forget about 2015 even the southern that promise u their vote will surely disappoint 2015 because there people are also caught up in these insurgence attack, have u forgotten the saying “do not put your trust in men, for they shall surely fail u, rather put your hope in GOD”..you have disappointed GOD, by ignoring his guidance..GOD will not come down from heaven to expose and persecute these northern elders for u, make no mistake let no body fool you with that sentence..GOD shall surely judge and hold u responsible for the innocent life you should have protected despite revealing these perpetrators to u..u did nothing to bring them to book, rather u folded your arms and watch them commit murder..GOD has delivered the instrument for battle in your hands,but you don’t have faith in GOD’s judgement..your hand is soiled with the blood of these innocent soul, u are an accomplice to murder mark my words..

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