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.
Sources said the explosive device was found in a bucket along the Makarfi road area of the community.
Spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command ASP Muhammad Jalige, who confirmed the development, said their men were immediately deployed to the scene following a tip-off.
He said “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.”
News of the discovery of the IED in the community caused pandemonium as residents began to scamper for safety. But normalcy returned to the community after the police diffusion