A unidentified young man entered a bank in Dadinkowa, Jos South local government area of Plateau State, armed with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and demanded N100m to prevent its detonation,Daily Trust reports.

An anonymous bank official provided a detailed account of the event to Daily Trust, explaining that it occurred during regular customer service on Monday.

According to the source, the individual approached a teller under the guise of making a withdrawal, but instead passed a note indicating the presence of an IED strapped to his body and threatened to detonate it if his demand wasn’t met.

Responding swiftly, the teller informed their supervisor, who then alerted bank security to facilitate the evacuation of customers through the emergency exit for safety.

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As customers fled the scene, the suspect attempted to blend in but was apprehended by bank security guards. They subsequently contacted the Anti-bomb squad, who took the individual into custody for further investigation at Rantya police station.

The official noted that the suspect managed to gain access to the bank because the purported IED was actually fake; otherwise, the Mantrap door would have detected it.

Although there were reports of an enraged mob seeking to harm the suspect, security personnel intervened to prevent any violence.

Despite efforts to obtain information, the Plateau Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Alabo Alfred, had yet to respond to inquiries regarding the incident at the time of reporting.

The incident has sparked panic in the surrounding area, as reported by Daily Trust.


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