MEN of the anti-bomb unit of the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, yesterday, foiled an attempt by some unidentified persons to blow up the residence of a community leader at Oha community in Okpe local government area of the state, Chief Moses Asini.
Asini is a retired civil servant and the Duke of Oha town. It was not readily ascertained the reasons the object, suspected to be a bomb, was planted in his compound.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the object was placed in the compound unknown to the chief, but a distress call was made to the police as soon as it was discovered, at about 10.30 a.m., prompting the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Orerokpe to lead a team to the house.
The bomb components, comprising an incendiary (petrol) in 4 liter-keg two connecting wires, 9-Volt battery and four pyrotechnics, were detonated by the police.
Delta State police spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, confirmed that he compound was swept clean by the police and the area was calm as at 7.00 p.m.