JUST IN: Suicide bomber explodes in Ebonyi

An unidentified suicide bomber has bombed himself to pieces in Afikpo town, Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi state.

According to reports the incident had  occurred at about 12pm on Tuesday.

Commissioner for Internal Security, Stanley Okoro who confirmed the incident, noted that he was yet to get details if what happened.

However, a source revealed that the suicided 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 were fleeing for their safety.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Odah Loveth was unable to take calls as at press time.

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