Police Bomb disposal experts at the weekend defused an improvised explosive device, IED, in Riyom Local Council of Plateau State. The bomb was suspected to have been planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
In an interview on Saturday, the spokesman of Plateau State Police Command, Abuh Emmanuel confirmed that the bomb was defused by operatives of the command.
He informed that the bomb was planted on the bridge linking Jol-Hoss to Riyom Headquarters. He noted that the police received information of concerned residents on the planting of the bomb.
He said: “On receiving the information, our men of the Anti-Bomb Squad led by Assistant Superintendent Abel Mbibi, went to the scene where the bomb was planted and detonated it without any casualty.
“They were able to demobilise the bomb, recover it and evacuate it. There was no damage to property. No arrest has been made. Efforts are on to track down those suspected to have planted the bomb. You see, it is a tip off supplied by the public that the police followed to recover the timed bomb. The police urge members of the public to volunteer credible information to the police to help in stamping terrorism and any other form of criminality.”
On Sunday, June 24, the Special Task Force (STF) also discovered two improvised explosive devices by 9.30pm in the border area of Tudun Wada in Jos North local government.
All these discoveries are sending fears to the residents of Jos and environs that their lives are in perpetual danger.
Stories are making the round in Jos/Bukuru metropolis that the Boko Haram sect may likely strike today as they were not able to carry out their dastardly suicide bombing last Sunday because of the tight security measures taken by security operatives.
The police spokesman re-assured residents that there is no cause for alarm, adding that the security will be beefed up today to thwart the devillish plans of Boko Haram.