Police deactivate suspected IED in Kaduna football viewing centre

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The Kaduna State Police Command has said it had deactivated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a bar on February 27, the same day an explosion occurred in a hotel in Kaduna.

Giving an update on the two incidents, the Command’s spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige, said in a statement on Tuesday that the IED was deactivated at Larry Breeze Bar, located at Romi area of Chikun Local Government Area.

He said after the explosion in a hotel, police received information about another suspected IED placed in a bar where football enthusiasts were watching a match.

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“On the strength of the information, logistics and men were immediately mobilized to cordon the entire location, while the EOD unit acted promptly in diffusing the said IED.

The earlier explosion occurred at Dorino Hotel in Kabala West area of Kaduna metropolis.

The explosion caused minimal damage to the Hotel, and there was no loss of lives.

“The CP is urging residents of the State to report any suspicious object to the nearest security formation.

“He also is also calling on people to go about their normal businesses as there is no cause for alarm,” said Jalige.(NAN)

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