Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation Of Offices In Wuse Zone 5, Abuja

UPDATE: The suspected explosive device that had organizations in the Wuse Zone 5 area of Abuja scrambling to evacuate their staff members turned out to be just a bag of clothes.

The anti-bomb squad on the scene conducted a search of the area only to discover that an abandoned bag of clothes was behind the pandemonium.

Earlier report…

There was chaos on Friday in Wuse Zone 5 area of Abuja, as organizations scramble to evacuate staff, after information spread of a perceived bomb in the area.

Report says the explosive device is believed to be planted between Top View Hotel and the headquarters of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps office in the area.

The area also has the headquarters of the PDP, banks, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The entire area has been evacuated and the police anti-bomb squad alerted. Heavy traffic has built up in the area, movement restricted to one lane.

More details soon…

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