MORE than 200 staff members including management of bemobile rushed out of their building along Waigani Drive yesterday afternoon and spent almost an hour waiting outside after being informed that there was a bomb in the building.
Chief commercial officer Chris Raps said some unidentified person called in at their front desk around 12:30 pm yesterday and informed their operator that a bomb had been placed inside the building.
“We took the threat seriously and called our staff to step out of the building and called a bomb squad in soon after that to inspect the building,” Mr Raps said.
He added that bemobile was serious about security issues and the staff members and their safety was a number one priority and such threats must not be taken lightly.
The bomb experts did a thorough search on the whole building moving from room to room but found nothing and around 1:30pm bemobile workers moved back into the building.
“This is the first time we have received the threats and it is hard to say why anyone would want to plant a bomb in the building,” Mr Raps said.