From Ayodele Samuel and Yusha;u Alhassan Jalingo
Many people in Jalingo metropolis along Barde way took to their heels to save their lives following an attempt by unknown persons to detonate a bomb in the state capital.
An eye witness account said the unknown bombers were on a motorbike when they threw the explosive at a Police Hilux van.
Reacting to the incident in a telephone interview, the police public Relation officer in the state, Ibiang Mbaseki said the explosive was locally made and has been defuse by the police.
He said no casualty was recorded but that the police have commenced investigation on the circumstances surrounding the bomb attack. He also called the people in the state to come out and cast their vote and advise them to shun violence.
However there was chaos when another bomb was defused at the State Ministry of Work secretariat.
Meanwhile Taraba Sate Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC) has distributed sensitive election materials to electoral officers for local government elections slated for today.
Speaking with Peoples Daily Weeekend at Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo TSIEC Commissioner in charge Public Affairs, Sadiq Nuhu Mbulo said the election materials such as ballot paper and result sheets were being distributed to electoral officers.