By DANIELA ITOE NGUM
A locally fabricated explosive planted at the Kumba Press Center adjacent to the Kumba Central Police Station has been successfully destroyed by the elements of the Kumba Central Police Station
The population was gripped with fear and panic on the morning of Thursday January, 7 as a locally fabricated explosive was discovered at the Kumba Press Center around the Kumba Central Police Station.
Talking to the owner of the newspaper kiosk who opted for anonymity, he said he discovered the improvised explosive at about 7:am when he came to open his shop.
He noted that he immediately alerted the forces of law and order who in turn notified the administration of Meme Division.
Immediately, the entire area was highly militarized with circulation halted for a while until the forces of law and order could devise a means to destroy the explosive.
The Senior Divisional Officer, SDO for Meme Division Chamberlain Ntou’ou Ndong and his collaborators arriving the scene ordered the forces of law and order to destroy the explosive.
After the explosive was successfully destroyed, a mobile phone was discovered attached to the locally fabricated device.
Meme SDO reacting to the situation at hand congratulated the forces of law and order for their sense of professionalism.
He called on the population to continue to collaborate with the forces of law and order to uncover all separatist activities in the division.
At press time the forces of law and order had opened investigations to track down the fabricators and of the explosive, though the population believe that the locally fabricated device was planted by armed separatist at night.
It is important to note that this is the second time a locally fabricated explosive is uncovered in Kumba. The first was discovered and destroyed at a petrol station few meters from the Kumba Police Station.
Nonetheless, circulation and other commercial activities around the scene have gradually gain steam as the population was ones assured of their security.