Pandemonium broke out in Osogbo, Osun State, on tuesday when a bomb was detected at a branch of the First Bank in the state capital.
People ran helter-skelter on learning of the discovery, throwing the sleepy city into turmoil. The development almost paralyzed commercial activities and led to the untimely closure of most of the banks in the town.
It was gathered that a security personnel at the bank located along Station Road detected the device and alerted the manager of the bank.
Checks revealed that the incident was later reported to the Police and officers attached to the anti bomb squad of the state Police command were drafted to the bank to ensure safety of lives of people at the bank.
The bank hurriedly shut down operations as a result of the development and other banks in the town also followed suit.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Maishanu said he received report of the situation at the bank, adding that the bomb detectors from the state Police Command confirmed that the object detected was an improvised explosive device.