Suspected suicide bomber blows self near Ebonyi primary school (videos)



………..Police, Residents differ on identity

Parts of Afikpo in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State where on Tuesday thrown into pandemonium as a suspected suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up with device suspected to be grenade.

NewTelegraph reports that the incident, which occurred opposite Amaizu Amangbala Primary School in Afikpo North threw the area into panic as passersby by scampered for safety.

“But the Police Command said the man who was killed in the explosion was not a suicide bomber but an Inspector attached to Mopol 32, Abakaliki who was on a special duty in Afikpo” the report said.

A source that pleaded anonymity told the media that the incident happened around 12 noon when the man tried to gain access into a school.

“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 source said.

The source said residents scampered for safety when the bomb exploded but reconvened at the scene of the incident a few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of blood.
The source, who noted that the incident happened close to the Eke Market Afikpo the biggest market in the area, said that there is tension and panic in the community following the incident.
It was gathered that the upper part of the man’s body was completely destroyed from the blast.

Some of the early callers to the scene of the tragedy made video of the ugly incident and shared as below:

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