Fear grips Kano residents as police defuse explosive devices

by Isi Esene

There was panic in Kano yesterday with the discovery of several high-calibre Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) behind a popular bakery along Rijiyar Zaki quarters of the northern state.

The news of the discovery and the movement of troops towards the area further fuelled the panic with many residents scampering for safety.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Rilwanu Muhammad Dutse, the Kano State Police Public Relation officer, explained to reporters that “there was no fresh bomb uncovered in the area. It was leftover of IEDs used by the extremist in a failed attack on our patrol vehicle last Sunday.”

He continued saying, “The deployment of anti-bomb squad to the scene on Wednesday was principally to defuse the IEDs.”

According to the Vanguard Newspapers, Dutse assured residents of their safety and reiterated that the police are on-top of the security situation in the state.

A similar incident occurred earlier in the week when a suspicious package, later identified as a bomb, was discovered by vigilant security men in a lecture hall of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Kano.

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