Strange Explosion Rocks Sokoto [Nigeria]
•Police Begin Probe
From Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto, 01.11.2008
There was pandemoniun yesterday as a loud explosion emanating from a heavy metal–like object rocked the city of Sokoto.
The object fell from an unknown location and landed at Mana Village, Sokoto South Local Government Council, at about 10:00p.m. Wednesday night, in the compound of one Bello Mohammed, creating extra ordinary lightning across the metropolis.
THISDAY gathered that residents were thrown into confusion when they saw an illuminated object moving before it later exploded.Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department, Sir Clement Adoda, who confirmed the incident, said as soon as the incident occured , security personnel moved swiftly to the village and located the shattered house.
He said the object is a Meteorite, which has completely destroyed the roof of Mohammed’s house, and went almost two meters deep into the ground. Adoda also went with bomb disposal men who took the object to the state police command for further investigation.
He, however, said the police are yet to ascertain where the object came from. No casualty was recorded.
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