Police diffuse another bomb as KDSG debunk reports on blockage of Kaduna -Abuja highway by terrorists

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Another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted in Rigasa area of Kaduna was diffused by the Police on Thursday.
The bomb was said to have been planted few kilometers to the Train Station.
On March 26, 2022, four people were injured in an explosion planted in Danmani community in Rigasa area.
A statement by the spokesman of the state police command, Mohammed Jalige, said the latest IED was planted in the area by yet to be identified persons.
He said the IED was sighted by residents of the area at about 07:50 hours and they promptly reported to the police.
“In a swift response, the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) swung into action and successful diffused the IED, without any loss of lives or property.
“The acting Commissioner of Police DCP Maiyaki Baba thanks the residents of the area for their vigilance and prompt reporting of the incidence and assures that the command will always prioritize the safety of the public”, the statement said.
The statement advised memo of the public to always report suspicious movement or persons in their communities, assuring that such information would be treated in full confidentiality.
He said normalcy has been been restored in the area and residents were going about their normal business.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government has debunked reports that motorists were stranded along the Kaduna- Abuja highway when terrorists barricaded the road.
In a statement, the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the reports were not true.
Aruwan said, “A few hours ago some panic was spread on social media over bandits barricading the Kaduna-Abuja Road and kidnapping citizens plying the route.
“The buzz in circulation is false and was presented by a group of social media enthusiasts who celebrate negative news.”
The commissioner said, “The preliminary operational feedback showed that fleeing bandits escaping a military onslaught attempted to pass through a narrow corridor around Kasarami general area of Kaduna-Abuja road.”
According to him, “The troops, on receving this intelligence, hurriedly moved to the location and engaged them in the adjoining forest.”
The statement said the government will update members of the general public when more detailed feedback is received.
“The Kaduna State Government does not deny the existence of security challenges and continues to work assiduously with relevant military and security agencies”, Aruwan said.

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