by Agency Reporter


A bomb scare on Friday forced the evacuation of offices in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
As soon as rumours spread that an Improvised Explosive Device had been planted in a sack at a spot between Top View Hotel and the headquarters of the Nigerian Security and Civil Dfence Corps, people hurriedly evacuated their offices and fled the area.
The area is also home to the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
When the police anti-bomb squad searched the sack, it was found to contain rags dumped by an unknown person.
Since the October 1, 2010 bomb blast in abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has been hit by periodic bomb scares.
Sacks have been used by the Boko Haram sect to conceal IEDs in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Damaturu and some parts of Abuja.
An anti-bomb officer was killed in Kaduna some months ago while rummaging through a sack which contained an IED.
More details later.


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