A tragedy was averted in Jos on Monday when the Plateau State Police Command defused an Improvised Explosive Device on Ajayi Street in the centre of the metropolis.
The IED was planted by unknown persons at about 10.10 pm on Sunday at the heavily populated area of Kwararafa, very close to the Jos Central Mosque.
Though no life was lost, but the police succeeded in arresting one person over the incident.
The police, while confirming the story, said that though the device exploded before men of the bomb disposal squad, led by ASP Abel Mbibi, got to the scene after they were tipped off by members of the public, they evacuated the device and were able to defuse the tension that arose as a result of the incident.
Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Abuh, in a statement said the suspect was immediately handed over to the Special Task Force.