by crossriverwatch admin
There was pandemonium at the office of the Minster of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, High Chief Edem Duke on Tuesday after an unconfirmed report that an explosive material had been planted in the building.
A reliable source who told CrossRiverWatch said staff, visitors and journalists invited to the secretariat were seen rushing out of the complex.
The, the Calabar born Minister was scheduled to receive the wife of the governor of Cross River State, Mrs. Obioma Imoke and the reigning Carnival Calabar Queen, CCQ, Miss Nancy Olive Aisagbhoni on a courtesy visit.
Mrs. Imoke and Calabar Carnival Queen who have been in the vanguard of the campaign against child abandonment were expected to visit the minister as part the CCQ/Mothers Against Child Abandonment (MACA) campaign to the FCT and in her capacity as Tourism Ambassador of Cross River State.
The minister CrossRiverWatch gathered did not only decline to receive the CCQ as a result of the bomb threat, he ordered that his file which contained documents to be presented at the Federal Executive Council be brought to the his home.
Journalists who were invited to cover the event were left stranded at the Federal Secretariat Office of the minister.
The bomb scare came hours after a Monday massive car bomb killed exploded and killed hundreds at the Nyanya Area of Abuja.
Security agents who were later drafted to the area asked visitors and staff to leave the sprawling complex.
Attempts to get a reaction from the Minister were not successful as several calls to his mtn phone were not answered and a text message to his phone was also not responded to.
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