The Commissioner of Police in Kogi State Edward Egbuka, whereas briefing journalist on Tuesday afternoon described the purported bomb explosion as reported within the media as hoax.
In accordance with him, when the command was knowledgeable of the event, he rapidly deployed his males on the bomb disposal unit to the world to establish the reality of the matter.
He instructed journalists that the bomb disposal unit of the Command confirmed that it was a hoax.
The Police Commissioner suggested Journalists to all the time affirm crime associated report at their disposal with the police earlier than publication to keep away from creating panic within the minds of the folks.
In accordance with a media report,an explosion was heard across the workplace of the Secretary to the State Authorities at about 8 30 a.m on Tuesday.
Employees within the workplace of the Secretary to Kogi State Authorities, Ministry of Girls Affairs and Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs had within the morning vacated their varied workplaces following a loud explosion.
The loud explosion was heard at about 8.30 am which ship panic to the folks in Lokoja, the state capital of Kogi State.
TheNewsGuru reliably gathered that an object which seem like a bomb was planted within the Mosque situated on the Ministry of Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs premises.
The supply disclosed that when this unknown object was found calls have been put to the safety brokers who visited the scene for investigation.
The supply additional added that Some Policemen from Bomb Disposed Unity examined the stated object and donated it which make a loud sound as some workers within the ministry and different individuals inside the neighborhood needed to take cowl to keep away from being hit by the particles from the denoted object.