A polythene bag containing food, left for a madman by a good samaritan on Katsina-Dutsinma Expressway, on Tuesday caused a bomb scare in Katsina metropolis. The incident occurred at about 12 noon, when passers-by, including motorists noticed the polythene bag and raised alarm.
The incident sent people running helter-skelter, forcing shop owners and other traders to lock up their businesses and evacuate the area. The Police Anti-bomb Squad immediately went to the scene, blocked one lane of the road in an attempt to demobilise the bomb, which turned out to be tuwo, a local food made from starch.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (ASP), Shehu Muhammad, told newsmen that when the police received report of the suspected Improvised Explosive Device in the area, a senior anti-bomb officer was dispatched to the site.
Muhammad said the police “tactically destroying the bag discovered that the content was food.’’ (NAN)
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