June 30, 2012

Police detonate bombs in Jos

Jos -Two bombs planted on Saturday on a bridge in Riyom, some 40 kilometres from Jos, the Plateau capital, have been detonated, the state Police Command has said.

Spokesman of the Command, Abu Emmanuel, told reporters in Jos, that the bombs were planted on the bridge linking Gol-Hoss and Riyom, the headquarters of Riyom Local Government Area.

“Today, at about 0200 hours, suspected terrorists went and planted bombs on a bridge linking Gol-Hoss and the headquarters of Riyom Local Government Area.

“Following a tip-off, a Police anti-bomb squad led by ASP Abel Mbibi, went to the scene and we were able to detonate and evacuate the bombs,” Emmanuel said.

Emmanuel said that the detonation of the bombs was done without any damage to the bridge and that no casualty was recorded during the operation.

The spokesman said that no arrest had been made in connection with the incident but that investigation had commenced.