Tragedy was averted on Tuesday as a security guard attached to a branch of First Bank Plc in Osogbo, Osun State discovered an explosive substance wrapped in a polythene bag right inside the banking hall.
Immediately the discovery was made, bank workers and customers all took to their heels, with many of them leaving their hard earned money behind.
It was indeed a dramatic situation as Nigerians struggle to pass through the bank’s security door, all at the same time.
As soon the information about the bomb spread, many shop owners in the area hurriedly closed their shops, to avoid long story, while some even left their shops wide open and ran for safety.
No one wants to die! Officials of Police Anti-Bomb Squad were immediately deployed in the bank, they were able to defuse the bomb
successfully and cordoned off Station Road, where the bank is located.
Osun State government said it suspected foul play in the episode. A statement by the government said:
“We are compelled to call on the security agencies to get to the root of this strange discovery in Osogbo and tell the whole world how this device found its way into a banking hall.
“Usually impregnable fortification of banks through their various screening machines which detect metals.
To be specific, we suspect a deliberate foul play in the antics of those who desire to create a sense of insecurity in this state.”
The government assured residents of their safety and urged everyone to go about their legitimate activities.
Posted by SMD @sm_demigod