The controlled bomb explosion which occurred Monday morning at the NIPOST office at Garki Area 10 Abuja is said to be as a result of the detonation of a parcel bomb addressed to Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.
The package which was addressed to the finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, and was intercepted after postal workers discovered there was something fishy about the package was detonated by the Nigerian Police Force Anti-bomb squad under controlled circumstances. No life was lost in the explosion.
The Finance Minister has come under intense pressure to resign over her “uncompromising” attitude in the fuel subsidy payments to oil marketers. Ngozi’s mother was kidnapped late last year but was later released after an undisclosed ransom believed to be in millions was paid.