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There was a security scare in Nanyuki town following reports of explosives at a building within the town.

Officers from the bomb disposal unit were deployed to the area only to discover that the consignment was 152 pieces dummies used by the British Soldiers during training and posed no risk to the residents.

Residents of Gaki building in Nanyuki, Laikipia County were forced to vacate the building Friday night to allow police conduct investigations following a tip off that items suspected to be bombs were being kept by a scrap metal dealer in one of the rooms within the building.

After hours of investigations, Laikipia County Police Commander Simon Kipkeu assured the residents of their safety after they discovered that the items were 152 pieces of dummies used by the British Soldiers during training and had been sold as scrap metals to the dealer in 2010.

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On Saturday morning the officers arrived at the area and took the items to Nanyuki police station where they will be kept safely.

Kipkeu urging the residents to be vigilant and report anything suspicious, his call comes at a time when the country has faced security threats the most recent being the terror attack at Dusit D2 Complex at 14 Riverside Drive that left 21 people dead and the explosion of an improvised explosive device at Latema-Tom Mboya junction in Nairobi that left 2 people nursing injuries.

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