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Police appeal for calm amid deadly Abuja explosions

05 October 2015, 06:49Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Members of the public have been urged to be ever alert and assist police amid the terror attacks that hit Kuje and Nyanya areas in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was reported on Saturday at least 18 people were killed in bomb blasts on the outskirts of the capital city.

Preliminary investigations revealed the bomb blasts were carried out by two suicide bombers - a male and a female. Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has appealed for calm.

“The IGP urges Nigerians to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest Police Station or any other security agencies for prompt interventions,” said Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja.

Also Read: 14 killed in Maiduguri bomb blast

He has assured residents and the entire country not to panic as the Nigeria Police Force was prepared to do all within its reach to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

Arase described the culprits as cowards.

“No matter their aim, Nigeria will not accommodate terrorists’ acts,” he said.

Following the incidents, the Police High Command ordered an immediate deployment of Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Units to the scenes to prevent further destruction.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has ordered massive stop-and-search activities in and around the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

- CAJ News


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