Police speak on bomb explosion at May 29 presidential handover venue 

Contrary to information that emerged late Tuesday night over alleged bomb explosion at the Eagle Square, venue of the May 29 Presidential inauguration, the FCT Police Command has debunked the story.

Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO), SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement in Abuja, said Coaster bus headed towards the Nyanya axis caught fire within the vicinity of the Eargle Square at about 9pm.

“Today, Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at about 9pm, a Coaster Bus heading towards the Nyanya axis from Wuse was noticed with burning flames underneath suspected to be due to a mechanical fault.

“The driver’s attention was eventually gotten close to Eagle Square, by Shehu Shagari way, where the flames increased. The occupants safely alighted before the fire razed down the bus.

“No life or personal effect, other than the razed vehicle, was damaged as the situation was aptly managed by Police operatives from the Central Police Station thereby curbing any form of escalation,” Adeh stated.

According to her, “Members of the public are therefore enjoined to disregard contrary and misleading narratives, emanating from malicious and misguided quarters even as the Command continues to intensify the security of the territory in this transitional period and beyond.”