Following the successful detonation of an object at the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, police in Kogi State stated they had prevented a suspected bomb assault in the state.
The detonation of the unknown object generated an explosion, scaring many persons in the region.
A loud explosion was reported on the premises of the Ministry, which also housed the office of the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, the Ministry of Women Affairs, and is right across the street from the recently built event center named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The office premises is the next street to the Lugard street housing the Kogi state council of the Nigerian Union of journalists (NUJ) Secretariat.
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 ivestigation has commenced to ascertained what the object was.
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