The Kaduna State Police Command has defused an improvised explosives device (IED) along Shanono area of Rigasa community in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
The device was reportedly concealed inside a bucket and dumped closed to a stream by unknown persons around 6:30am on Thursday.
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A resident of the area, Tijjani Har’una Shehu, told Daily Trust that the bucket was sealed with sellotape which made the people nearby suspicious.
“The device was concealed in a rubber bucket covered with sellotape which made us to suspect it. Immediately, our community leaders alerted the police including DSS before the anti-bomb squad arrived and defused it,” he said.
According to him, there were wires connected into the sealed bucket.
Hundreds of residents gathered to witness how the police defused the device that made a very big laud.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Jalige Mohammed, confirmed the discovery but did not give further details.
Daily Trust had reported last week how a Point of Sale (POS) operator was injured when an IED exploded near his motorcycle in the same Rigasa Community.
The second device was defused by anti-bomb squad of the state command.