Posted: Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 11:51 am

Major Markets In Abuja Closed Due To Bomb Scare

The anti-bomb squads have sealed major markets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to search for any explosive devices.

Police officers from the FCT Command on Tuesday barricaded the popular Wuse and Garki Ultra-Modern Markets in the FCT to prevent traders from gaining entrance as the anti-bomb squad appeared to check the markets.

At the time of the report, traders have gathered outside the markets waiting to see whether the markets would be re-opened for business.

According to the FCT police spokesman, Altine Daniel, who commented the matter during phone interview, the temporary closure was due to intelligence report received by the police.

He said that the markets would be opened as soon as men of the anti-bomb squad had finished sweeping the markets trying to search of any explosive devices.

The bomb scare has come almost two months after a bomb blasts that occurred at the Nyanya Motor Park in Abuja, leaving over 70 dead.

The Boko Haram insurgents claimed responsibility for the blast. While, over 200 girls abducted from a secondary school dormitory in Chibok, Borno State are currently held hostage by the group. They say they would release the girls in exchange for members held at detentions camps across Nigeria.


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