by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command said it had on Thursday, March 31, 2022, successfully diffused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rigasa, Igabi local government area of the Kaduna metropolis.
A statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige, explained that the IED was planted in the area by a person yet to be identified. It, however, stated that the IED was sighted by residents of the area (at about 07:50 hours), who promptly reported to the police.
“In swift response, the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) swung into action and successfully diffused the IED, without any loss of lives or property,” it noted.
“The Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Maiyaki M. Baba, thanked residents of the area for their vigilance and prompt reporting of the incidence, and assured that the Command will always prioritize the safety of the public,” it stated.
“The DCP advised the general public to always report suspicious movement or persons in the areas, assuring that such information would be treated in full confidentiality. “Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored in the area and residents are going about their normal businesses,” it added.