Thu. May 6th, 2021

ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT

JOK

The State Government says it is currently working with relevant security agencies in the State to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Local Government Area.

In a release endorsed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the State Government explained that while initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, it is awaiting definite official report from the EOD squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.

The release disclosed that necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school with security sweeps ongoing while the school is temporarily closed.

It further stated that the State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.

The release expressed gratitude to God that there is no harm to life or property, and urged citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance as well as report suspicious situations to security agents.

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