The police command in Akwa Ibom said it has detonated two Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, found in the male hostel of the University of Uyo, UNIUYO. Confirming the incident in Uyo on Monday, the police spokesperson in the state, Etim Dickson, told journalists that the explosives were home-made. Mr. Dickson, who said the IEDs were likely produced by science students of the university, said investigations had commenced on the matter.
He assured the students on campus and parents not to entertain any fear about possible breakdown of law and order in the university community. He said, “The incident has been properly taken care of. We urge students and employees of the institution to go about their normal businesses.”
The IEDs were discovered by the campus security squad known as Operatives of Peace on Campus Initiative, PCI.
The anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police had on arrival at the students’ hostel detonated the two improved explosive devices and conducted a search round the other hostel rooms.