Tuesday, 2 February 2016

BENIN CITY- THERE was tension in Benin City,
Tuesday, after five houses were destroyed in a
bomb blast.
The incident which occurred at about 3pm
caused pandemonium in the City, as it was
rumored that the dreaded Boko Haram sect may
have been responsible for the blast.  According to
reports, residents of Zomi Zomi street, in Upper
Sakpoba Road, took to their heels after the
explosion.
A police source at the scene informed Vanguard
that, " we learnt that the bungalow where the
bomb was detonated was being used as a hide
out by kidnappers some months ago. But a
combined unit of soldiers and the police invaded
the house and arrested the suspects.
"So recently, somebody hired the building and
just this afternoon, decided to burn some papers
in the compound. He set the papers on fire and
went out to buy something. But immediately he
left the bomb exploded. He never knew that the
kidnappers left some bombs in the house".
As the time of filling this report, Bomb Disposal
experts from the Edo state police command have
cordoned off the building and trying to ascertain
if there are more explosives in the building.
We gathered that a man who resides in the
building, named Emeka, was taken away by the
police.

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