An attempt to bomb students writing writing the National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations the Government Day Secondary School, Tudun Wada in Gombe, was foiled on Monday.
Students Escape Death After Car Bomb Fails To Detonate In Gombe School
The police anti-bomb squad saved the day after a car bomb placed in a Gombe secondary school failed to detonate
According to a Daily Trust report, the explosives were loaded in a Honda Odyssey car which the would-be bombers parked in the premises of the school.
The Improvised Explosive Devices (EIDs) failed to explode until they were discovered.
Eye witnesses quoted in the report said the police anti-bomb squad saved the day after they were called in to deactivate the devices.
Gombe state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kudu Nma, revealed that the anti-bomb squad defused three EIDs and recovered 12 others.
Nma added that the police recovered three long fabricated cylinders of IEDs, two short fabricated cylinders of IEDs and three military tool box fabricated IEDs.
With a range of 800 metres radius, the devices would have caused extensive damage if they had gone off, the Commissioner said.
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