Bomb Kills Three Persons In Community In Imo State

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A bomb described as Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) at a scrap dump has killed three persons yesterday in Eziorsu Community, Oguta Council of Imo State.

The incidence which took place around 2pm was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu, who gave the names of the victims as Elvis Ukado, Kasiemobi Uzoma and Justice Adiemea.

He did not give details.

“Three people killed in a scrap dump today, caused by Unexploded Ordinance,” he simply stated in a message.

The Commissioner of Police (CP), Rabiu Ladodo, and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Operations, Kene Onwunemelie, with a team of the squad visited the scene.

Ikeokwu disclosed that the incident occurred about 2.10pm as he warned the public to be wary of such, advising prompt report of suspected metal UXOs, “for possible examination, evacuation and destruction.”

Last year, a suspected bomb factory was uncovered in Iddo, Okpella, after one of the explosives exploded. One of the suspected bomb makers was killed in the explosion. One of the victim’s legs was also chopped off by the blast.

The building where the suspected bombs were manufactured is a three- bedroom apartment which the villagers said was occupied by some men from Kogi State.

A source in the village said youths in the area mobilised and nabbed some occupants in the building. One of the occupants, who reportedly escaped with a car loaded with prepared explosives, arms and ammunitions, abandoned the vehicle along a bush path and fled.

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