Police defuse parcelled explosive addressed to Okonjo-Iweala

The police anti-bomb squad on Monday defused a parcel suspected to contain some explosive items. The parcel, which was addressed to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was dropped at the post office in Area 10, Garki, Abuja. There was pandemonium in Abuja as the news of the discovery of the suspected parcel bomb spread across the city with residents scampering for safety. According to the Post Master General (PMG) of the Federation, Mr. Ibrahim Mori-Baba, a man suspected to be of unsound mind planted the parcel in front of the post office last Friday. However, he could not confirm if the parcel was rigged with explosives or not. He said security agents had promised to investigate the content of the parcel in order to determine if what exploded during a controlled detonation was a bomb or not. “What happened was that on Friday, somebody just came; we couldn’t understand whether that person was a sane person or not. He wanted to go to the post office but unfortunately for him, the gate was closed and he couldn’t have access to our building, so he left the so-called parcel by the main gate. The police came and they were able to examine it. Eventually they found something suspicious,” Mori-Baba added.



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