There were rumours of bomb scare at the Anambra headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following alleged discovery of a substance which looked like an improvised explosive device (IED).
A source who pleaded not to be named told DAILY POST that the device was detected by men of the anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force who combed the entire compound very early on Monday morning.
Our source said, “It was early this morning that I was trying to use that road, when police condoned it off. We were told that they found a device that looked like a bomb and had to stop everyone to so that they can diffuse the device.
Consequently, security has been beefed up at the premises.
When DAILY POST visited the compound, hordes of security operatives were seen, while visitors were subjected to full identification before entry.
The resident electoral commissioner REC, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, in his reaction said no bomb was detected.