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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Explosives Found during Rally - Nigeria

Suspected substance to be bomb was yesterday discovered at the venue of the campaign rally of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Okuku, hometown of the immidiate past governor of Osun State and senatorial candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

The state Commissioner of Police, Olusegun Solomon in a quick reaction, however, dismissed the allegation of a bomb discovery, saying that what was discovered at the venue of the ACN rally, was a "mere grenade".

It was gathered that the Anti-Bomb Disposal Unit of the Nigerian police was at the Okuku Town Hall, venue of the rally to do the normal pre-inspection sweep ahead of the arrival of the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola only to discover a substance suspected to be a bomb planted under the constructed podium.

The team, according to a reliable source quickly detonated the bomb and made adequate report of the incident to the appropriate quarters while the police kept close watch over the entire campaign ground and the community.

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