The Kaduna State Police Command has deactivated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Shanono area of Rigasa village in the state’s Igabi Local Government Area.
The device was reportedly hidden inside a bucket and thrown near a creek by unknown individuals about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Tijjani Har’una Shehu, a local, said the bucket was sealed with sellotape, which made the folks surrounding suspicious.
“The gadget was hidden in a rubber bucket wrapped in sellotape, which caused us to suspect it.” “Our community leaders immediately contacted the police, including DSS, before the anti-bomb squad arrived and deactivated it,” he claimed.
There were cables linked into the sealed pail, according to him.
Hundreds of neighbors gathered to see how the cops dismantled the device, which received a standing ovation.
ASP Jalige Mohammed, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, verified the finding but did not provide any details.
Last week, the Daily Trust reported that a POS operator was hurt when an IED exploded near his motorcycle in the same Rigasa Community.
The second device was deactivated by the state command’s anti-bomb team.