Oyo State capital Ibadan was bothered by a bomb rumour about the IED allegedly planted in Sabo.
The information reportedly started circulating about 7:30pm causing mass escape of the residents for safety.
People were also calling their relatives and friends begging them to avoid Sabo/Mokola Roundabout, The Nation reports.
It was later learnt that the bomb scare appeared as the beggar spotted the “explosive device” and raised the alarm.
According to police spokesman Bisi Ilobanafor, the alarm was luckily false. Anti-bomb squad inspected the item and found it was a briefcase having a typewriter inside.
However, she thanked people for reporting the suspicious object and urged them to keep staying vigilant.
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