BENIN—Edo State Police Command Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit, weekend, condoned-off Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s premises following alleged presence of a black polythene bag suspected to contain a bomb. The action caused panic at the busy Akpakpava Road as people ran for their lives.
Motorists were diverted to other routes as security agents searched frantically with detectors.
It will be recalled that in August, Boko Haram, the dreadful Islamic sect, had threatened to bomb University of Benin and other universities, which caused panic in the affected institutions of learning.
When Vanguard visited the scene Saturday eve-ning, security agents were still around.
An eyewitness said the content of the black bag was not revealed to onlookers by the anti-bomb squad.
Edo State Police Acting Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ejiriro, declined comment on the incident.