Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala genuine products
Bombs found in Abia, military cordons off area

By News Express on 04/07/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,829


Residents of Ohafia in Abia State were jolted yesterday by the reported discovery of bombs in the community.

Reports said at about 9.00a.m. yesterday after some herdsmen had passed the area, between the house of Nigerian Ambassador to Canada, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, and that of the member representing Ohafia South in the state House of Assembly, Mba Ukaha, soldiers on duty along the Ebem/Asaga Road received information about some strange objects found in the area.

The soldiers were reported to have, after seeing the objects, alerted their superiors at the 14 Brigade headquarters, Ohafia, and after visiting the site, they ordered the cordoning off of the area while vehicles were stopped from plying the Ebem/Asaga Road.

Our source said men of the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Police in Umuahia were immediately drafted to the area and on their arrival saw one of the bombs allegedly connected to a high tension wire.

The police were said to have detonated the bombs and took them to Umuahia for analysis.

Our source said the bomb discovery caused pandemonium in the area as people who had gone to work, on hearing about the incident, rushed back home.

“It was around 9.30 a.m. after I had already gone to work that I received the information and I had to rush back home. On my way back, I stopped to see some of the soldiers at the checkpoint because we are friendly and they confirmed the incident to me and I had to rush home immediately,” the source, who would not want his name in print, said.

“Thereafter, the road was cordoned off for about three hours even after the bomb disposal experts from the police had left with the objects to Umuahia,” the source, who would not want his name in print, said.

However, when contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Abia State Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna, denied the discovery of any bomb in the area, saying what happened was just a bomb scare.

 

Fear of Boko Haram has gripped Abia since the arrest of 486 Boko Haram suspects at Aro Ngwa Junction and Imo Gate, near Aba, barely three weeks ago. Shortly after, Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) were discovered at the headquarters of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel) in the nearby town of Owerri, capital of neighouring Imo State.

•Adapted from a Daily Sun report.

Source News Express

Posted 04/07/2014 04:28:17 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Anambra PDP Chairman spits fire, vows to arrest...

Revealed: BOKO HARAM USING ‘419’ TACTICS •How they...

PDP Convention: Northern leaders set up screening committee...

Navy destroys illegal refineries in Akwa Ibom, Delta...

Violence rocks South Africa’s top universities as police,...

Boko Haram to be defeated this month —Apostle...

Fiscal Commission and HURIWA tango over identity of...

FG declares Monday, Tuesday (June 26, 27, 2017)...

MTN reaffirms commitment to Osun-Osogbo Festival

Femi Fani-Kayode: PORTRAIT OF A DERANGED MIND

INEC Chairman elected President of ECOWAS Network of...

NDLEA takes drug war to church in Anambra...

 

Latest News BREAKING NEWS: Many feared dead as explosions rock University of Maiduguri, other parts of Borno Why I sacked my commissioners, others — Wike Top Boko Haram Commander, 20 others captured in Kano Signatures of dead men among the ones submitted to INEC for my recall from the Senate: Dino Melaye Unmatched discounts, free delivery on offer @Yudala Tech Week German broadcaster protests over Nigeria police brutality Nigeria moves to strengthen ties with Tunisia Clouds, thunderstorms to dominate today’s weather, says NiMET 70 per cent of Nigerian prison inmates are awaiting trial – Dambazau Emir Sanusi, others sue for peace Shettima apologises to civil servants over unpaid salaries Ooni warns against inflammatory statements

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (259,278 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (238,600 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (195,714 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (169,874 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (165,169 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (146,709 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (127,220 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (121,445 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (112,125 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (105,352 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (105,306 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (98,091 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,600) Business Verdict (17) Columnists (702) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (157) Entertainment (334) Features (461) Global Business Monitor (154) International (1,426) Interviews (124) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (59) News (25,801) Opinion (736) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,743) Religion (566) Sports (1,281) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Thousands of Biafrans gather at Nnamdi Kanu’s father’s palace for address...

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!