Panic In Kano As Police Uncover 4 Fresh Bombs

There was pandemonium in Kano Wednesday following the discovery of four high-calibre improvised explosive devices behind a popular bakery located along Bayero University Kano (BUK) Road.

Eyewitness told our correspondent that at least four high calibre IEDs were discovered around the vicinity of the Bakery at Janbulo Housing Estate by a resident of the area who immediately alerted the police.

Our correspondent reports that there was a similar discovery Tuesday morning at the lecture hall of the Federal College of Education, Kano, that led to panic among the community and total disruption of academic activities at the institution.

The incident at the Federal College of Education (FCE) had caused panic among motorists and commuters heading towards the area who were forced to change route for their personal safety, as security deployed to the area cordoned off the area while detonating the IEDs.

It was gathered that the discovery of the IEDs along the strategic Kano-Gwarzo Road halted movement towards the area as traffic was diverted from the road, which further aggravated people’s fear.

However, the police authorities in Kano had admonished people to continue with their normal activities as there was no cause for alarm.

Kano State police public relations officer DSP Rilwanu Muhammad Dutse said “there was no fresh bomb uncovered in the area.” What happened, he said, was “leftover of some IEDs used by the extremists in a failed attack on our patrol vehicle last Sunday”.

Rilwanu Dutse also said that “the deployment of an anti-bomb squad to the scene on Wednesday was principally to defuse the IEDs”.

He said a sponsored message on one of the local radio stations was aired forewarning members of the public not to panic upon hearing a loud sound of the detonated bombs.

He called on the general public to go about their normal business without fear or molestation as the police are ready to protect both the lives and property of the citizenry.
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