The Nigerian Police has averted what would have been recorded as a second bomb blast in Kano in two days.
According to a statement issued by the police through its spokesman ,Mr Frank Mba, the force acting on an intelligence tip off recovered a Mitsubushi wagon car loaded with assorted gas cylinders,a container with fuel inside, and other electrical components laden with improvised explosives.
The statement stated further that the vehicle was recovered at Tafawa Balewa street in Nasarawa area of Kano last Monday after which the police bomb disposal unit was called to render all the items contained in the vehicle safe.
Meanwhile security agencies in Kano have commenced further investigation into the bomb blast which occurred on Sunday in the ancient city.
Normalcy has reported been restored in Sabon gari area of the city and security beefed up especially at the Abubakar Rimi market where trading activities resumed normally on Monday.
In a another development ,the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar has directed that immediate strengthening of security in all boarding schools in and around Benue State.
A statement released by the force Public Relations Officer,CSP Frank Mba disclosed tha the IGP’s directive was necessitated by a threat letter issued by some elements claiming to be Boko Haram members to bomb two boarding schools in Makurdi.
The police gave the two targeted schools name as All Boys Secondary school and St Gabriel Government College ,Makurdi.
The statement however said that the police have begun investigation into the authenticity or otherwise of the said threat letter now in possession of the police.
In the meantime.Communities where the threatened boarding schools are located have been told to be extra alert and report any strange movement to the police and appropriate authorities.