Sources at the ministry disclosed that an explosive device was discovered behind one of the offices within the ministry’s premises. The police bomb squad apparently acting on a tip off had called officials of the Local Government Affairs Ministry to inform them of a mission. The police team arrived and conducted a search during which the bomb was found and subsequently defused and taken away. The policemen also conducted searches for other devices.
Street Journal gathered that the explosive device was found behind the window of the office of a senior official in the Local Government Affairs Ministry who incidentally received a threat letter which also contained an AK-47 bullet recently.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State police command could not be reached as of the tiem of filing this report.