A bomb explosion was averted by the Sokoto Police Command yesterday after successfully defusing a bomb bag discreetly left at the Secretariat of an unnamed political party by “an unknown person riding an unregistered motor cycle.”
These bombs look like potatoes oh. Below is a press statement from the police department: POLICE AVERTS BOMB BLAST IN SOKOTO,
"The Sokoto State Police Command today, 8th August, 2012 averted what would have been another major disaster in the ancient Caliphate city of Sokoto, when at about 11.00am, an unknown person riding an unregistered motor cycle, discretely dropped a black polythene bag at the Secretariat of one of Nigeria’s leading political parties.
Information about the presence of this strange object was promptly relayed to the Police Authority in the state by a patriotic and civic-minded citizen. The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 10- AIG Muktari Ibrahim and the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state immediately deployed a combined team of police men from the bomb Disposal Unit to the area.
The quick response of the police operatives saved the day. The polythene bag was located, scientifically examined and found to be containing high calibre Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
Personnel of the Police Bomb Disposal Unit thereafter carried out a controlled detonation of the explosives. No body was harmed and there was no casualty of any kind. The vicinity of the Party’s Secretariat was meticulously combed, to be sure of its safety and those of members of the public."