By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja
Police in Kogi State said they have foiled a suspected bomb attack in the State following the successful detonation of an object at the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The detonation of the yet to be ascertain object caused an explosion which scared many people around the area.
A loud explosion was heard in the premises of the Ministry which also hosted the office of the Secretary to the Kogi state government; Ministry of Women Affairs and sit directly opposite the newly constructed event center named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The office premises is the next street to the Lugard street housing the Kogi state council of the Nigerian Union of journalists (NUJ) Secretariat.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka who confirmed the explosion said, “We were informed of a parkage that looked like a bomb was left on the premises and I immediately deployed the bomb disposal unit there to assess the object.
“The object was immediately blown up. The explosion you heard was the handwork of our bomb disposing unit brought about by their efforts to blow up the object.”
Egbuka said ivestigation has commenced to ascertained what the object was.