Operatives of the Police Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) have defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rigasa, the Kaduna community where the Abuja-Kaduna train station is located.
According to The Nation, the explosive device, according to sources in Rigasa, was found in a bucket along the Makarfi road area of the community.
Kaduna Police spokesman ASP Muhammad Jalige, who confirmed the development to The Nation, said their men were immediately deployed to the scene after receiving a tip-off.
According to him: “Yes there was an IED planted around Makarfi Road, Rigasa this morning. We received a distress call and our officers from the EOD were deployed to the scene.
“On getting to the scene, they identified the device as Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and they successfully defused the device without causing harm to anyone.”
Normalcy has however returned to the area as of the time of filing this report.