Police foil ‘suspected’ bomb in Kogi govt office

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Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have foiled a suspected bomb attack at the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Lokoja, the state capital.

The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka. who disclosed this, said the bomb disposal unit blew up the package after receiving information about it.

The explosion occurred on the premises of the Ministry, which also hosted the office of the Secretary to the Kogi state government, Ministry of Women Affairs, and sits directly opposite the newly constructed event centre named after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka who confirmed the explosion said, “We were informed of a parkage that looked like a bomb was left on the premises and I immediately deployed the bomb disposal unit there to assess the object.

“The object was immediately blown up. The explosion you heard was the handwork of our bomb disposing unit brought about by their efforts to blow up the object.”

Egbuka said an investigation has commenced ascertaining what the object was.

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