Bomb Explosion Hits Sheriff Shopping Plaza In Abuja




SaharaReporters has learned that a bomb carefully hidden under a plant in front of Park ‘N Shop at Sheriff Shopping Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja, has exploded.

There were no casualties and no damage in the explosion, which occurred near the Banex Plaza, but a recharge card seller was reportedly injured.  A police source also told Saharareporters a second bomb was found and safely detonated in the area.

In a statement, police spokesman Frank Mba confirmed the incident.  He said that a team of policemen led by the FCT police commissioner Aderenle Shinaba and soldiers had put up barricades around the scene, with nobody allowed in except the search and rescue team of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“FCT Police are continuing with their intensive overt and surveillance patrols of the city and wishes to reassure the residents of the police preparedness to continue to provide a safe and secured environment for social and economic activities to thrive unhindered,” he said.

The statement also warned “mischief makers,” in their own interest to “keep off the city or have themselves to blame as the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them.”

Below is the statement from the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja:
“Today 3rd July 2012 at about 9:30 pm, a low level explosion went off somewhere along Aminu Kano Crescent, near Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja. A crack police team led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT Command- CP Aderenle Shinaba- responded to the distress call, arriving the scene few minutes after the incident. The incident had a zero casualty record- no life lost, no person injured and no car damaged or burnt. Detectives from the Bomb Disposal Unit, assisted by their counterparts from FCT CID have commenced investigation. FCT Police are continuing with their intensive overt and surveillance patrols of the city and wishes to reassure the residents of the police preparedness to continue to provide a safe and secured environment for social and economic activities to thrive unhindered. Meanwhile, mischief makers are in their own interest warned to keep off the city or have themselves to blame as the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them….” CSP Frank Mba (Police Spokesman)







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