Ebonyi records first suicide bombing attack
A suicide bomber who is yet to be unidentified has blown self to pieces in Afikpo town, Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 12pm on Tuesday.
Stanley Okoro, the Commissioner for Internal Security, who confirmed the incident, noted that he was yet to get details of what happened.
However, a source revealed that the suicide bomber attempted to gain entrance into Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School but was denied 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 source said.
It was learnt that the incident has aroused tension in the area as residents fled for safety.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Odah Loveth was unable to take calls as at press time.
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