Kano Police: ‘We Recovered 18 Bombs from BUK’
By Ibrahim Shuaibu
“Kano State Police Command has disclosed that command’s bomb disposal unit recovered a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and 14 other explosive canisters at the Bayero University, Kano premises which have been successfuly evacuated.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris said that within the week, the command also discovered another bomb near the Faculty of Sociology at the same university.
Addressing reporters on Thursday, the police commissoner explained that ” the university authorities alerted us on suspicious packages at their premises, the anti bomb squad successfully defused three bomb at the university”.
Idris also met with the chief security officer of the university and other tertiary institutions inthe state to advise them to always be vigilant and to redouble their efforts in checkmating this new trend.
“The security officers attached to the institution have an important role to play by ensuring that all persons, carriages, vehicles and motorcycles entering the university are thoroughly searched,” he said.
The police commissioner also added that the command had in the past fortnight carried out raids at black spots and other identified criminal hideouts within the metropolis, arresting 98 persons in the process.
He said most of those arrested were in possession of dangerous weapons such as knives, cutlasses, sticks, dried leaves(suspected to be indian hemp), intoxicating substances, house breaking implements and other things.
The commissioner also called on the general public to be extra vigilant and report to the security agencies any suspicious person, vehicle or item for proper action, while assuring that security agencies are always ready to protect people and their properties.”
Source : Thisday Newspaper