Did You Know There Was A Package Bomb Found Near Shoprite Mall Today?
A parcel, suspected to be Improvised Explosives Device, was reported today to have been found under the Jabi bridge, near Shoprite shopping mall, Abuja.
Policemen, including operatives of the Anti-bomb squad, blocked the access road to the bridge, and directed motorists to alternative routes.
The alarm, however turned out to be false as the bomb disposal unit discovered the parcel to be a container said to have been left under the bridge by the Federal Capital Territory Water Board.
However, the situation has normalised and motorists are now being allowed to access the road, which was earlier blocked.
A maize seller near the Shoprite mall said that the container was kept under the bridge by the water board officials on Wednesday.
She said, “The police found out that it was not a bomb as speculated. What happened was that someone saw the food cooler and informed the Shoprite security guards about it and they called the police who blocked the road and checked the container for bomb, but nothing was found in it.”