Bomb explosion rocks Imo, two dead



By Victor Nwachukwu

The Imo Police Command has confirmed a bomb blast at an oil company in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area in the state.

CSP Mike Abattam, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri, said it occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

Abattam said the explosion occurred at a facility operated by Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mohammed Barde, already deployed a squad from the command’s anti-bomb unit, as well as some of its operatives to the area to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

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”It happened, there was a bomb blast this morning at the facility but the commissioner has deployed our men to the site,” Abattam said.

A witness who pleaded anonymously, however, said that two persons died in the explosion.

He said that the two middle-aged men were the carriers of the bomb, which exploded and killed them while they were trying to find their way into the flow station through the entrance.


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