There was a pandemonium in Kano when an improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered at GTB bank on Monday resulting in an early closure of banks in the state.
All the banks situated along Murtala Mohammed Way, Kano hurriedly closed their operations because of the bomb scare.
The State Police Command said in a press statement signed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Musa Magaji Majia:
Information reached the command through a good Samaritan that a suspected object was seen abandoned in a black nylon by the roadside close to one of the new generation banks along Murtala Mohammed Way Kano.
Immediately Anti-bomb Disposal Unit were mobilised and secured the whole area after confirming the object to be a bomb. It was taken to a safe area and detonated successfully without damage or any injury.
The police command assured that normalcy had already been restored and the public should go about their normal activities. He urged the good citizens to report to the police and other security agencies of any suspected object, items or parcel.