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Bomb scare forces Wuse market closure

11 June 2014, 06:41

Abuja - Traders at the Wuse Market in Abuja on Tuesday hurriedly closed their shops due to a bomb scare.

Media who visited the market reported that the traders left their shops when an alarm was raised about an object suspected to be an improvised explosive device sighted in the market.

Consequently, FCT authorities sealed off the market.

Traders were seen in groups in front of the market while security personnel conducted “stop and search” on vehicles and persons entering the market.

Some of the traders told the media that they came to the market and found that the place was locked.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Altine Daniel, however, told the media that the police were in the market on a routine check.

She denied that a bomb was found in the market.

However, the Wuse, Garki and Utako markets were closed from 7am to 9am based on an intelligence report that bombs were planted in the markets.

The markets have since been reopened for business.


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