Bomb Scare Near Asaba Government House, Gateman arrested


Information reaching indicates that some packages believed/suspected to be explosive devives were discovered at the Head of Service Secretariat in Asaba, the capital of Delta State.

According to early information gathered, the device was discovered by civil servants who had arrived to work in the early morning hours of Tuesday September 4, 2012 at the secretariat – which is located near the Government House. Following the discovery, the workers were reported to have panicked. The atmosphere turned erractic as workers scampered for safety.

According to our source, the police arrived the scene and immediately cordoned off the area. The police bomb unit reportedly collected the suspected devices for disposal -after serious pandemonium. The police, as gathered, has also made an arrest. The gate man to the secretariat was picked up for questioning.

Sources within the State government in talking with indicated that it was not certain whether the suspected devices were bombs. He noted that it is baffling to understand the reasons why explosives will be placed at the said location. “To achieve what aim

The police public relations officer, DSP Charles Muka has confirmed devices suspected to be explosive items were found at the secretariat – and that the police bomb unit collected the items for disposal. DSP Muka stated that the situation was still sketchy but that the police AIG was scheduled to visit the Delta State government house this morning.

The governor of Delta state is scheduled to address the press on the incident later this morning.




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