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
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
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.