An item suspected to be an explosive device has been discovered in Afara Unity Primary School, in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia state.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Abia State Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu made the disclosure on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
He said that Abia State Government is currently working with the Police and relevant security agencies in Abia State to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive device.
His statement read, “While initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting definite official report from the EOD 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 agencyes to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.”
“While we are grateful to God that there is no harm to life or property, we urge citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance and report suspicious situations to security agents.”
Chief John Okiyi disclosed that the government was awaiting for official report from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) squad of the Nigeria Police working to unravel the case.