The detonation of the yet to be ascertain object caused an explosion which scared many people around the area.
A loud explosion was heard in the premises of the Ministry which also hosted the office of the Secretary to theKogi state government; Ministry of Women Affairs and sit directly opposite the newly constructed event center named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The office premises is the next street to the Lugard street housing theKogi state council of the Nigerian Union of journalists (NUJ) Secretariat.
Thestate Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka who confirmed the explosion said, “We were informed of a package that looked like a bomb was left on the premises and I immediately deployed the bomb disposal unit there to assess the object.
“The object was immediately blown up. The explosion you heard was the handwork of our bomb disposing unit brought about by their efforts to blow up the object.”
Egbuka said investigation has commenced to ascertained what the object was.