BOMB DISCOVERED IN ABUJA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

The men of the bomb disposal units of the Nigeria
Police foiled a bomb attack on St.
Alloysius Schools, Area 3, Garki, Abuja. A security man, who briefed the Head Teacher of
the schools, Sister Philomena Akem, said the item
was planted under a mango tree near where pupils
buy biscuits and other items after school. According to the security man, a woman who saw
the bag became curious and called the attention of
the church security personnel to the strange item. He said when the security personnel found the
object they in turn called the policemen on duty at
the St. Alloysius Catholic Arch Diocese to the bomb. He added that the policemen alerted the bomb
disposal unit which came in to defuse the device. It was learnt that the incident caused a serious
panic among parents, residents and passersby
around the area while the police team cordoned off
the road to prevent access to the device during the
operation to defuse it. The head teacher of the school, who was just
arriving the school from a meeting confirmed the
disturbing incident to our correspondent. She said one of her members of staff called her
during to tell her about the incident. She said the management of the school had alerted
the Development Control of the Federal Capital
Territory on the need to close a portion of the road
where the vast Catholic Church and the schools are
located. She said the development had sent some of its
personnel to the school to take a look at the road in
response to the school's petition on Wednesday. Also, the Chairman of the Parents Teachers
Association of the Schoool, Dr. James Agbonhese
confirmed the incident to our correspondent. He said the PTA and the Security Committee which
comprises security operatives were taking
measures to streng then security in the schools. He was full of thanks to God that the device was
discovered by the woman who quickly called
attention to it.

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