Two bombs were discovered and diffused at the University of Uyo
Tragedy was averted at the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) on Monday after police discovered and defused two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted in the institution's male hostel.
The Akwa Ibom Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Etim Dickson, said the explosives were home-made, NAN reports.
Dickson said the police have commenced investigations but revealed that the the IEDs were probably produced by students of the institution.
Many people have already expressed fears that the bombs may have been planted by members of the Boko Haram sect following the deadly attack at the Federal College of Education (FCE) Kano in which 13 Students, 1 Lecturer and a baby died while 34 other people were injured.
Dickson however urged calm.
“The incident has been properly taken care of, we urge students and employees of the institution to go about their normal businesses,” he said.
Student Pulse gathered that the IEDs were discovered by the campus security squad before the Police Anti-Bomb Squad arrived to defuse them.