A bomb went off Saturday morning at the WTC primary and secondary school premises as Nigerians prepared to vote in the 2015 presidential elections. There are five polling booths in the WTC complex and according to a female witness, who lives very close to the premises, the first bomb went off with a deafening blast at 7.38am.
The noise attracted policemen and residents around the area to the sight of the blast including early voters. But the regular policemen, worried that there could be more bombs, warned people off while they waited for the arrival of the police bomb squad.
With the arrival of the Bomb Squad, it was learnt that the first bomb was planted in a Honda saloon car. The Commissioner of Police who was drafted in the area for the election exercise, Dan Bature was at the scene as well.
As at the time of filing this report, the Bomb Squad had detonated three other bombs and were still trying to detonate others.
Addressing journalists, Bature confirmed that a Honda Accord car with registration number KUJ 971 LB was abandoned in the WTC “and our men were alerted. The Bomb Disposal Department discovered some well-placed Improvised Explosive Devises (IED).
Bature said: “We don’t know their motives or who they are. No lives were lost. We are here in full strength and we are on top of the situation. All is well and we will ensure those who are here to vote will vote.”