Security operatives avert bomb blast in Jos

Channels Television  
Updated June 25, 2012

The military Special Task Force in Jos said two explosives planted in a residential area were discovered, late Sunday night but both devices were detonated by men of the Anti-Bomb Squad .

A statement by the Media and Information Officer of the Special Task Force, Captain Salisu Mustapha, said residents of the area discovered the strange objects and alerted the police.

“On June 24, 2012 by 09.30p.m, two improvised explosive devices were found in Tudun Wada Area of Jos North Local Government Area,” it read.

According to Captain Mustapha, one of the explosives was planted by the fence of a residence in the area, while the other one was planted under a parked vehicle.

The spokesman said both devices were detonated by men of the Anti-Bomb Squad of the state Police Command.

He explained that no casualty was recorded as a result of the explosives, while the situation in the area and the metropolis was calm.

Mustapha enjoined the residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious person, activities or objects within their area to the security agencies.

The spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Abuh Emmanuel, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, also confirmed the incident.
“Yes, two improvised explosive devices were discovered in Tudun Wada on Sunday and they have been detonated by men of the anti-bomb squad of the command without any casualty.

“No arrest has been made but investigations have commenced to unravel those behind the dastardly act,” Emmanuel said.

Police authority in the state, last Thursday warned of plans by some terrorists to launch bomb attacks in Jos on Sunday.