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The Rivers State Police Command has denied alleged bomb scare in the Port Harcourt and advised the media to cross-check their information before publishing.
The Commissioner, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, in a statement titled: ‘Refutal on Alleged Bomb Scare’, said: I wish to draw your attention to the news print media and some selected news agencies on alleged Bomb Scare in Rivers State.
“This situation which will no doubt have instilled fear in the minds of inhabitants of the state does not represent the true position of things.
“The Rivers State Police Command wish to state as follows;that yesterday, 15th April, 2014, at about 1:30 pm, the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) in Port Harcourt received a distress call through the Control Room that a dangerous object suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device was found in Diobu Market, Port Harcourt.
“Our EOD Team moved to the scene and identified the object to be an Engine Mechanical Part. After the requisite technical examination and analysis was conducted on the said mechanical part, it was found not to have any nexus whatsoever with an Improvised Explosive Device or related equipment.
The item was, however, evacuated from the scene in order to douse tension.
“ I am using this medium to appeal to everyone to ensure that all items that are no longer needed are properly disposed off in the appropriate Waste Disposal Centres. Consequently, I want to further advise everyone to go about his or her lawful business as the Rivers State Police Command has put in place adequate security to ensure that no attempt is made to disrupt the present peaceful atmosphere while any suspicious move should be reported to the Police and other security agencies.
“ I also want to appeal to the media to endeavour to find out useful and relevant information before going to press.”

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