BREAKING: Tension As Students Discover Bomb In Abia

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  • There was palpable tension in Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Thursday as a suspected explosive device was discovered by students of Union Primary School, Afaraukwu.
  • The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed that the government is working with security agencies to unravel the source of the explosive devices.

There was palpable tension in Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Thursday as a suspected explosive device was discovered by students of Union Primary School, Afaraukwu.

EKO HOT BLOG gathered that pupils of the school found a bag and informed their teachers who alerted the school authorities.

It was further learnt that the school has been shut while security agents have been brought in to assess the situation.

The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed that the government is working with security agencies to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices.

The Commissioner added that initial examination of the device showed evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era.

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“We are awaiting definite official report from the Explosive Ordinance Department squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.

“Meanwhile, necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school with security sweeps ongoing while the school is temporarily closed.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution,” Kalu said.

The Commissioner further enjoined the residents of the state to be vigilant and report suspicious movements to security agents.

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