The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has discredited the bomb explosion claim in Abuja, stating the blast near a refuse dump outside the Bureau of Public Enterprise premises in the Maitama area of Abuja was not a bomb.
SP Josephine Adeh, the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adeh disclosed that a rapid response team and members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit examined the situation after the alleged incident on Wednesday.
She said the preliminary findings showed that an overheated metal refuse container activated under intense heat exploded and injured two people evacuating the refuse.
PPRO said the injured people were currently receiving medical attention in Maitama General Hospital.
She urged the public to refrain from using metal refuse bins.