Bomb explosion rocks Okene, Kogi State

Reports reaching us indicate that a bomb has just gone off in the Obehira area of Okene, a town about an hour drive from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

The blast occured near the MPC filling station in the town.

The bomb, according to witnesses, was concealed in a parked black Rover car with registration number LKJ 919 AA. The car’s boot is completely damaged.

Although the police in the town could not be reached, a source said two people, believed to be non-natives have been arrested.

The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the explosion.

NEMA’s spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, said in a statemen that no live was lost. He did not say whether anyone was injured.

He confirmed that two suspects were arrested by security agents before they could escape.


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