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Breaking…Police Avert Another Bomb Blast in Abuja

Report just reaching African Examiner says the Nigerian police just averted another attempt to bomb the Abuja transport network.

AE Correspondent in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), gathered that the insurgents plot was to use blast devices hidden in luggage at some major bus stations.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by the Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba, states:  “Credible intelligence … indicates that terrorists have perfected a plot to carry out attacks on the Abuja transport sector … intended to cause panic amongst Abuja residents and visitors”.

The Wuse II district of Abuja witnessed a fatal blast on June 25, as Emab shopping plaza was bombed, leaving 21 dead and 17 injured.

ASP Mba added: “As part of additional efforts at forestalling the attacks and strengthening security around the transport sector, the Police High Command has called on the management of Motor-parks to ensure that travelers and workers’ safety comes first. It charges them to constantly conduct regular and routine scanning of their environments while insisting on carrying out a thorough search on passengers and their bags as well as vehicles entering and leaving their parks.”

The statement advised that the search must involve active participation of the passengers while warned that any item or luggage not identified with the passengers should be rejected outright and should not be allowed into the vehicle.

Similarly, passengers were enjoined to be vigilant of any passenger, who might come in with luggage, but disembark without such luggage.

The Nigeria Police also advised operators of motor parks against overnight parking, particularly by unknown persons as well as congestion during the working hours, by disallowing indiscriminate parking of private vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles at the “precincts of motor parks”.

In the same vein, the Police High Command advised the general public in other places outside the motor parks to always monitor their environments as the terrorists might likely shift attention having discovered that their plots have been uncovered.


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