to be one of the safest and most secured in the country. An eye witness, who spoke to our correspondent, said, that a car with four people drove into the force headquarters with the aim ramming into the building. However, their luck ran out, when the bomb detonated prematurely missing its target, and killing the suicide bombers.
Our checks reveal that yesterday, Boko Haram, the group alleged to have carried out the attack, issued a statement, which was ignored by NPF.Excerpt of the statement reads: "Our jihadists have arrived in Nigeria from Somalia where they received real training on warfare from our brethren who made that country ungovernable"
The full text of the statement which emanated from "Jama'atu Ahlis-sunnah lidda'ati wal Jihad", another acronym for the sect, said:
"Dialogue with President (Goodluck) Jonathan has collapsed," because of the statements made by the inspector general of police and governor of Borno state".
It said it was infuriated by the Inspector general of police, Hafiz Ringim's declaration that "the days of Boko Haram are numbered".
Continuing, they said,
"Our jihadists have arrived in Nigeria from Somalia where they received real training on warfare from our brethren who made that country ungovernable".
“This time round, our attacks will be fiercer and wider than they have been," it said, adding it will target all northern states and the country's capital Abuja”.
However, Yushau Shuaibu, spokeperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, , said emergency response teams has been mobilized to the scene of the explosion.
His SMS to the media reads:, , ”NEMA has successfully cordoned off the parking lot of the police headquarters. A suspected bomber died in the incident. Many vehicles were destroyed.”
Also the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Yemi Ajayi, confirmed the development, saying, ”The police force headquarters has been bombed, everywhere is bombed.”
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