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By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 28th, 2014
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Bomb scare in Kaduna

Kaduna was gripped by a bomb scare yesterday. An ordinary waste polythene, packaged in a sack, wrapped with cello tape and dumped by the side of the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello Way, caused panic within the metropolis.

Residents ran helter-skelter; vehicles were diverted and shop owners around the scene scampered for safety before calling the attention of the police anti-bomb squad. The content of the sack was suspected to be an explosive device.

The news of the “bomb” which went round Kaduna town with the speed of light, created panic. Motorists hurriedly took to other routes, causing serious traffic jam.

Shops owners quickly locked up their shops.

Security personnel comprising men of the police anti-bomb squad, army and others arrived the scene and cordoned off the area.

After checking with the aid of an anti-bomb equipment, the sack was discovered to contain waste polythene bags wrapped in the sack.

A military officer addressed shop owners, urging  them to be more vigilant.

Kaduna police spokesperson Aminu Lawan confirmed the incident, praising residents of the area for their consciousness.


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