Residents scamper to safety as suicide bomber strikes in Ebonyi

In what is an unprecedented, a suicide bomber struck in Afikpo town of Ebonyi State himself as his vest reportedly exploded on him, causing panic and anxiety amongst residence on Tuesday.

An eyewitness told newsmen that the ugly incidence occurred around 12noon.

“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 eyewitness said.

The eyewitness further stated that residents scampered for safety when the bomb exploded but reconvened at the scene of the incident few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.

The resident who noted that the incident happened close to the Eke Market Afikpo which is said to be the biggest market in the area hinted that there is tension and panic in the community.

It was gathered that the upper part of the suspected suicide bomber’s body was completely destroyed from the impact of the bomb.

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

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