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Bomb scare causes pandemonium in Yola

Musa Isa Ahmed

Residents of Jimeta road in Yola were thrown into pandemonium on Thursday evening when an alarm was raised by shop owners of a bag suspected to be an explosive. The said bag was discovered around 12:00pm on the 29th Day of December 2016 by shop owners beside Federal College of Education Yola.

“I was informed by a friend that he saw a bag at the road side of my shop, I waited for three hours and nobody took it so I now report to Police. At about 4:00pm, the Police anti-bomb vehicle arrived and checked the bag and took it away ,” a source, Dr. Adamu said.

According to the Chief Security Officer of the Federal College of Education Yola, Salihu J. Muhammed, “People were suspicious of a bag and they called me to complain and we informed the Police. The Police came and discovered that there are exclusive materials in the bag and they now took it to station”

When contacted, the PPRO of the Adamawa State Police Command Headquarter Yola, Orthman Abubakar said “it is true that there was a bag suspected to be an explosive along Yola road besides F.C.E Yola, people reported to us we sent the special bomb detection squad to verify and God-willing there is nothing in the bag people. The sound that people heard is not bomb, but some of our equipment we used to detonate the suspected material. I am calling on people to be vigilant everywhere and when they see something suspicious, they should kindly report to us for immediate action.”

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