Explosion rocks Benin – Police

Nigeria Police Officers
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

An explosion rocked a residential estate in Benin, the Edo State capital Saturday, the state police command said Sunday.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Ejiroro Ahwara, confirmed the attack on Denis Osadebey Avenue, in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin on Sunday.

He said the “Command received information that at about 10: 30 p.m. on Saturday that there was an explosion at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, Benin City.’’

Mr. Ahwara said that men of the Special Anti-Bomb Squad and patrol vehicles were immediately drafted to the scene of incident.

He explained that preliminary investigation revealed that items suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device, IED, made up of two tiger batteries of 15 volt each connected to long wire, was thrown into the mini-estate from outside.

Mr. Ahwara said the explosion affected the ceiling boards at the security post in the estate as well as a part of the main gate.

He explained that the impact dug a small hole at the entrance gate, but stated that “luckily, no life was lost”.

“The IED used in the attack has been recovered by the Bomb Disposal Unit for analysis, while some suspects have been arrested”, he further stated.

(NAN)


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