Authorities of the Nigeria police Force on Saturday, October 3, 2015 issued a statement following the multiple bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria’s capital, Abuja on Friday, October 2, 2015.
The police urged residents not to panic as officials from the force were already deployed to the area to restore normalcy.
Many graphic photos from the scenes of the blasts went afloat several online media platforms shortly after the incident.
The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Ag. ACP Olabisi Kolawole reads:
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, following the bomb blasts that occurred in Kuje and Nyanya areas in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has assured residents and the entire country not to panic as the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to do all within its reach to ensure adequate security of lives and property.
IGP Arase said those that did these dastardly acts, did so in shame of cowardice, saying no matter their aim, Nigeria will not accommodate terrorists’ acts.
Following the incidents the Police High Command ordered an immediate deployment of Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Units to the scenes to prevent further destruction.
Preliminary investigations revealed the bomb blasts were carried out by two suicide bombers – a male and a female.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has ordered massive stop-and-search activities in and around the Federal Capital to Territory, Abuja. The IGP urges Nigerians to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest Police Station or any other security agencies for prompt interventions.