YOLA BLAST: IGP PLACES CPS ON RED ALERT

 YOLA BLAST: IGP PLACES CPS ON RED ALERT

araseThe Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has placed Command Commissioners of Police (CPs) on red alert following the blast that occurred at a Police Divisional Headquarters in Yola.

Bombs retrieved from Boko Haram were said to have exploded accidentally at the Police Anti-bomb Squad Office in Jimeta, Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed through a statement that four people died while scores of policemen injured.

The IGP who commiserated with families of the victims has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Operations, DIG Sontoye Wakama, to visit the scene of the blast.

DIG Wakama is expected to condole with the families of the deceased and to ensure that those that sustained injuries from the explosion receive prompt medical attention.

This is contained in a statement in Abuja by the Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole.

According to the statement; “The Nigeria Police Force High Command has directed adequate security surveillance on places where Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered and kept to ensure such incident does not occur in anywhere across the country.

“The IGP has also directed all Commands’ Commissioners of Police to deploy Anti-Bomb Squad personnel of their respective State Commands to inspect all explosive elements kept in their armories to ensure they are safe, to forestall re-occurrence of the unfortunate incident.”

The police boss who called for calm urged members of the public to go about their normal businesses without fear as all hands are on deck to ensure their safety at all times.

LTV

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