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Police allays fears of Boko Haram sect in Edo

 

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

 

Following the Multiple bomb explosions on Tuesday in Benin City, the Edo State Police Command has dismissed suggestion that the dreaded insurgent sect, Boko Haram might have infiltrated the state.

 

Speaking through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Abiodun Osifo, the command stated that what happened was an abandoned improvise explosive device by kidnappers who had lived in one of the affected buildings but left the house two years ago when soldiers on a tip off raided the complex.

 

The police urged the people especially residents in Benin City to be calm and move about their normal business as no trace of Boko Haram in the state.

 

Four residential buildings were destroyed when the strange explosion occurred at about 2pm on Tuesday although no life was lost in the ugly incident.

 

Edo state anti-bomb squad and anti riot policemen from the state police command led by a Deputy Commissioner of police, Musa Uba, were on ground to cordoned off the tension soaked area.

 

Our reporter gathered that suspected kidnappers had lived in one of the affected buildings but left the house two years ago when soldiers on a tip off raided the complex.

 

At about 6:16pm another of the suspected bombs went off as the anti bomb squad were tryimg to detonate available ones discovered yesterday evening. 

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