Friday, September 9, 2011

Two explosions hit Maiduguri, bomb scare in Lagos

8 September 2011

Aliyu denies bomb-making factory in Niger

IT was still reign of violence as two bombs simultaneously exploded on Tuesday night on Baga road at 8.20 p.m. and Kaleri ward at 9.25 p.m. in Maiduguri, Borno State with no casualty recorded. And in Lagos, it was panic and apprehension yesterday as an object suspected to be bomb was discovered in Ikeja area of the city.

Also yesterday, Governor Babangida Aliyu dismissed the claim that there is a bomb manufacturing outfit in Niger State.

The developments came as the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Bello Bala Shehu said the hospital is monitoring the victims of the bomb blast at the United Nations Building in Abuja that were flown abroad for treatment, adding that all the victims are still alive and are receiving adequate treatment.

Meanwhile, Governor Theodore Orji has canvassed establishment of a police anti-bomb squad unit and  another unit for the training of personnel in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)  in Abia State.

The Field Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Col. Victor Ebhaleme confirmed the explosions in Maiduguri which came a month after the August 4 bomb blast in Bulunkutu that killed two people, including a policeman, and injured three other personnel of the task force.

Col. Ebhaleme said the blasts were from separate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), adding that on reaching the scenes of the explosions by the JTF personnel, it was realised that there was no casualty.

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