The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it had detonated two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) found in the male hostel of the University of Uyo on Monday.
Confirming the incident in Uyo, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Etim Dickson, told newsmen that the explosives were home-made.
The police spokesman specifically said that the IEDs were likely produced by science students of the university and said investigations had commenced on the matter.
Dickson assured the students on campus and parents not to entertain any fear about possible breakdown of law and order in the university community as everything was under control.
He said “the incident has been properly taken care of, we urge students and employees of the institution to go about their normal businesses”.
It was learnt that the IEDs were discovered by the campus security squad known as Operatives of Peace on Campus Initiative (PCI).
The Anti-Bomb Squad of the Nigeria Police had on arrival at the students’ hostel, cordoned off the area before detonating the two IEDs and conducted a clean sweep of the other hostel rooms.