Two explosive devices were discovered in the Nigerian Post Office at Area 10, Garki, Abuja on Monday. Men of the Bomb Squad of the Nigerian Police Force promptly moved in and detonated the devices which were placed in different packages disguised as a mail and allegedly addressed to the office of a Ministerunder a controlled atmosphere thereby ensuring that there were no casualties and minimizing damage.
The two packages were reportedly affixed with stamps of N 50 each. Meanwhile, Police Spokesman, Frank Mba said the suspicious package was an abandoned box containing sand and ceramic tiles. He said after careful examination, it was found out that the parcels were not bombs. The Police spokesman stated that the bomb testing equipment used by the men of the bomb squad made a pop sound which people mistook for the sound of a controlled explosion. While thanking Nigerians for being alert, he urged everyone to go about his or her normal business.
The bomb planting incident occurred just a week after the dreaded Boko Haram sect stated that they would be observing a ceasefire.
Though the Government has said the ceasefire claim is being observed, this might be taken as an indication that the sect is ready to resume hostilities.