10 June, 2014

Security officials have sealed major markets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a result of bomb scare.

Police officers from the FCT Command on Tuesday barricaded and prevented traders from gaining entrance into the popular Wuse and Garki Ultra-Modern Markets in the Federal Capital Territory.
When Channels Television crew visited the two markets, traders were milling outside waiting to see whether the markets would be re-opened for business.
In a telephone interview, the FCT police spokesman, Altine Daniel, said 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 n search of any explosive device.
The Bomb scare is coming almost two months after a Bomb blasts occurred at the Nyanya Motor Park in Abuja, leaving over 70 dead.
A terrorist group, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast.
Military operations have been on since 2009 to halt the activities of the group that has attacked several villages, churches  and villages in the northeast.
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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