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Police Commissioner Warns Against Rushing To Blast Scenes

Plateau State Police Commissioner, Mr Chris Olakpe, on Monday, warned people against rushing to bomb blast scenes as there was always the possibility of a second blast.

The commissioner made the call in Jos at a sensitisation forum for security agents and journalists on the dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

“The terrorists have nicknamed the first bomb blast as “come along” so that they will ignite the second one that will kill more people,” Olakpe said.

“We call on the public to always inform security agents about any suspicious item and avoid trying to remove it.

“The police have bomb defusing experts and the public should invite them to any place that strange objects are deposited or fixed.

“We appeal to the citizens to stop promoting terrorist activities through spreading false rumours,” he said.

The commissioner also urged the media and the general public to support security agents in the fight against terrorism; support, which he said should come in form of sharing of vital information with security agents, “as they cannot do the fighting in a vacuum”.

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