The Abia Police Command has debunked media reports of the discovery of bombs allegedly planted at Ohafia by suspected herdsmen, describing the report as false and magnified rumour.
A statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, in Umuahia, on Friday stated that “There were no bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices found in Abia”.
The police alleged that the report was aimed at creating unnecessary tension and confusion in the state.
The statement reads in part, “The truth is that there was a bomb scare along Asaga Road in Ohafia on Thursday, July 3, 2014, but following the report, the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Police Command was drafted to the scene where the suspicious object was discovered to be textile materials (rags) packed in a polythene bag suspected to have fallen off from a motorcycle and trapped by a fallen high tension electric wire”.
While imploring members of the public to disregard the report, the state police command said the scare was in line with its appeals to people to promptly report any suspicious objects or persons around their vicinity.
Ogbonna, therefore, urged residents to go about their lawful businesses without panics, assuring the people of the police command’s readiness to contain any security challenge(s) in the state.