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Kaduna: Residents find bomb in railway community


KADUNA – There was confusion on Thursday as residents discovered a device suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device at Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Kaduna train station is located at the Rigasa area of the state.

The development came on the heel of the terror attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on Monday night where no fewer than eight passengers were killed, while 26 got injured and an unspecified number of passengers are still unaccounted for.

A source who craved anonymity said the bomb was discovered in a bucket along the Makarfi road in the community.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, while confirming the incident, said operatives attached to the Command had successfully defused the bomb.

Jalige said men of the Command’s anti-bomb squad were deployed to the scene following a tip-off.

The police spokesman enjoined residents to report any suspicious movement within their vicinity to the nearest police station.

“Yes, there was an IED planted around Makarfi Road, Rigasa this morning. We received a distress call and our officers from the EOD were deployed to the scene.

“On getting to the scene, they identified the device as Improvised Explosive Device and they successfully defused the device without causing harm to anyone.”  (The PUNCH)

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