– The insecurity situation in the southeast seems to have escalated
– A loud explosion in the Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi has caused panic
– The identity of the bomber has not been ascertained
A suspected suicide has blown himself up in the Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi state.
Leadership reported that the incident occurred Tuesday, May 25, around 11.30am opposite campus 2 of Amaizu/Amangbala primary school.
The huge explosion which resulted from the blast was said to have prompted residents in the area to scamper for safety.
The yet-to-be-identified man who reportedly carrying the explosive was said to have been mutilated by the bomb.
A source told The Nation that the bomber attempted to gain entrance to the Amaizu/ Amangballa primary school but was turned back by the school security.
“He made an attempt at entering Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School but was turned back by the school security since he couldn’t justify his reason for visiting. He immediately started running inside a nearby bush before a big bang was heard.”
The Ebonyi state commissioner for internal security, Stanley Okoro confirmed the incident.
He, however, stated that he was yet to get details of the incident.
Source: Legit Newspaper