Police detain Emir’s son over bomb scare in Kano

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By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO -The son of a prominent emir in Jigawa State,(names withheld) was, yesterday, arrested and detained by the Police following a bomb scare that triggered pandemonium in Kano.

The Jigawa prince was said to be driving a black SUV recklessly towards Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education located in the busy Kano-Zaria federal highway and refused to stop for security checks.

His refusal to stop when asked to, sparked off fears of a suicide bomber, forcing residents to run helter-skelter.

The prince then forced his way into the school campus. The ensuing commotion crippled academic activities as students took flight in various directions to avoid being victims of suicide bombing.

An eyewitness, who did not want his name in print, disclosed that few gallant security guards later accosted him and forced him out of his vehicle.

Upon interrogation, the prince explained that he had no link with the terrorists but only came to the campus “to see a friend”. Students, who had run away came back angrily and attempted to lynch him.

Vanguard learnt that the police was then invited to the scene to restore order.

Security sources revealed that “the Police had to apply minimum force to restore order while the suspect was taken to the police station.

A top police officer told Vanguard on condition of anonymity that hard drugs were recovered from his vehicle, adding that investigation had since commenced.

Commenting on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano confirmed the arrest but added that “we are yet to establish the identity of the detained suspect”.

 

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