NIGERIA: Bomb Scare Causes Pademonum in Osun

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 Confusion and apprehension yesterday beclouded  Ile-ife, the cradle of the Yorubas in Osun State as a result of  bomb scare that rocked the ancient town at the early hours of the day.

The news generated tension among the residents as they ran for safety in their different locations.

THISDAY investigations also revealed that an explosion occurred around 4.30 a.m in Agbedegbede area of the town.

Sources noted that "the bomb exploded in the area with a loud bang and also affected a house in the area, damaging the roof in the process."

However, the cause of the explosion was yet to be ascertained as at the time of  filing the report, but THISDAY gathered that the explosion came from dynamites that quarry operators usually use to blast rocks in the area.

Another sources also noted it that it was a bomb explosion and not dynamite as being claimed in some quarters, saying  that it was the quick intervention of the police in the state that stopped the spread of further explosion in the town.

At the scene of the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Maisanu, who was on assessment visit, said it was a minor incident.

He urged the people of the state not to be panic.

Also, others sighted at the scene were a combined team of riot and conventional policemen who were at alert to restore normalcy.
Equally, more bombs were detected by the anti-bomb unit of the Osun State Police Command, as officials of the unit combed the area.

He said there was no casualty as a result of the explosion and charged the people of the state to be security conscious at all times.

The police boss said his command would do its best to protect the lives and property of the people.

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