The Police anti-bomb squad in Kaduna state on Thursday averted a tragedy when its operatives defused a bomb at Shanono community in Rigasa community of Igabi local government area of the state.

According to reports, the bomb was hidden inside a plastic bucket and
placed near a gully before it was discovered by residents.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed
Jalige, said the bomb was discovered by residents of the area at about
7am on Thursday morning, who immediately reported to the police.

He said that the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department swung
into action and successfully defused the Improvised Explosive Device,
IED, without any loss of lives or property.

Following the discovery of the IED, the Kaduna state acting
Commissioner of Police, DCP Maiyaki Baba advised the general public
to always report suspicious movement of persons in the state assuring
that such information would be treated in full confidentiality.